SERIOUS INCIDENT: Paramania Revo 2, Kilshanroe, Co. Kildare Ireland, 30 August 2017: REPORT 2018-010

SYNOPSIS
 
At approximately 15.15 hrs on 30 August 2017, the Foot Launched Powered Aircraft (FLPA) departed from a field near Kilshanroe, County Kildare with one Pilot on board. Shortly after take-off the engine of the FLPA stopped. In order to avoid residential buildings and electricity lines ahead, the Pilot turned left. During the manoeuvre, the wing of the FLPA struck and became entangled in further electrical lines, causing a short circuit and a power outage in the local area. The Pilot unfastened his harness and dropped to the ground. The Pilot reported that he was uninjured.
 
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 30 August, 2017
Report Date: 
Thursday, 14 June, 2018
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