Sunday, August 19, 2018

Paramotor: Accident occurred August 18, 2018 in Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin




A 48-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after crashing his paramotor into Memorial bridge Saturday morning.

The pilot of the single-person aircraft was traveling north over the Rock River at 9:31 a.m. when he crashed into the bridge, according to a news release. The aircraft was a single-person aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute.

A Gazette photographer on the scene saw the man give a wave as he was wheeled on a stretcher into the ambulance. The aircraft was destroyed on impact.

The aircraft crashed yards away from where water skiers from the Rock Aqua Jays, Webfooters and Aquanuts ski teams were attempting to break a world record for the largest human water ski pyramid.

Before crashing, the pilot appeared to attempt to fly over the bridge but instead jerked the aircraft upward and hit the side of the bridge.

The incident drew attention from the crowd of spectators watching the skiers. Traffic on Memorial Drive was blocked for about an hour.

The pilot was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries, according to a news release. He was the only person injured.

An investigation is ongoing with the Janesville Police Department and Milwaukee Flight Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.gazettextra.com



The pilot of an ultralight aircraft was injured Saturday when his paramotor crashed at the Memorial Bridge in Janesville, according to police.

Janesville police and fire officials responded to the crash at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The pilot, 48, was traveling from north to south and collided with the Memorial Bridge, 200 E. Memorial Drive.

He sustained non-life threatening, but critical injuries, and was taken to a local medical center. He was the only person injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Janesville Police Department and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane was a single-occupant aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute.

The number of private-aircraft crashes has been in decline in the previous decade, according to the most recent annual report from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

As of 2014, the most recent year complete data is available, there were 952 crashes of non-commercial fixed-wing planes either within, departing from or arriving in the United States. That was down from 1,331 in 2005.

About one in five of those crashes involved a fatality, killing a total of 300 people.

The 5.78 crashes per 100,000 flight hours was almost unchanged from the previous year’s record low, according to the report.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://madison.com




JANESVILLE, Wis. - A 48-year-old pilot suffered non-life-threatening injuries after his paramotor crashed into the Memorial Bridge Saturday morning, according to Janesville police.

The Janesville Police and Fire departments responded to a report of an ultralight aircraft crash at the bridge on East Memorial Drive at 9:31 a.m., according to a news release.

The pilot was going southbound before his plane collided with the bridge. The pilot was the only person in the single-man aircraft.

An investigation into what caused the accident is still ongoing and is being conducted by Janesville police and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.channel3000.com

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