Final Report: Accident involving a Macfly/Dudek Nemo 4 Paramotor, Unregistered, at The Heath, Portlaoise, Co. Laois on 12 June 2021. Report 2023-006



During an exercise intended to teach the paramotor Student to kite and control a paramotor wing (canopy) above his head, the paramotor inadvertently became airborne. The Student who was being supervised by an Instructor, released the throttle instantly but did not use the ‘Kill switch/button’ to fully de-power the engine. On contacting the ground, the Student fell over on his left side and his left hand made contact with the spinning propeller, injuring two of his fingers. The Student attended a hospital emergency department for immediate treatment, and subsequently underwent surgery at a second hospital.

Occurrence Date: June 12, 2021
Report Date: May 03, 2023
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