Final Report: Accident involving a Parajet 130 Thor, Unregistered, Near Camp, Co. Kerry on 27 May 2020. Report 2021-002

On 27 May 2020, the paramotor carrying one Pilot departed Magharees, Co. Kerry. The Pilot’s intention was to perform a short leisure flight in the local area. At approximately 12.00 hrs, the paramotor passed overhead a caravan park near the village of Camp and turned to return to the point of departure. The Pilot said that having executed the turn, he did not adjust the setting of the wing trims which resulted in a rapid loss of altitude. The Paramotor struck and became entangled in electrical transmission cables overhead the caravan park. The cables broke and the Pilot and paramotor fell to the ground. The Pilot sustained minor injuries.
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 27 May, 2020
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 10 February, 2021