Incident Details


General Information
Title: Pilot jeopardizing people in Dimple Dell Park
Date: 01/01/2021
Time: 04:20
Location: Dimple Dell Park, Sandy, Utah

Pilot Information
Age:
Gender: Male
Pilot weight (without motor): US Pounds
Rating: Not Applicable
Experience: Not Applicable

Incident Detail Information
Type of Incident: Other
Primary Cause: Other
Contributing Distractions: None
Windspeed: Calm
Wind Type: Steady
Thermal Conditions: Not Applicable
Visibility: Dim light
Surface: Not Applicable
Terrain: Not Applicable
Site Elevation: (feet above sea level)
Phase of Flight: Not Applicable
Purpose of Flight: Not Applicable

Safety Gear Used:
None
Helmet Full
Helmet Other
Protective Boots
Knee-pads
Elbow-pads
Wrist Guards
Reserve
Knife
Gloves
Strobe
Unknown

Communications: Not Applicable
Damage to Pilot's Equipment: Not Applicable
Wing:
Motor:

Injury Information
Pilot/Passenger Injury Severity: Not Applicable
Hosipitalization: Not Applicable

Injuries:
None
Head
Face
Neck
Chest
Back
Abdomen
Shoulder
Arm
Elbow
Forearm
Wrist
Hand
Pelvis
Thigh
Calf
Ankle
Foot
Knee
Unknown

Collateral Damage:
None
By-Stander
Other Pilot
Animal
Property
Unknown

Narrative: A paramotor pilot was circling an area of the park where horse riders, dog walkers and individual were present. After being waved off once he/she returned to circle the people. My dog, spooked so badly, she bolted. I could not hold her back. Despite repeated attempts to waive the pilot off and his/her being able to see what was going on, he/she continued to circle overhead. I eventually could no longer hold the lease and lost her. God bless some of the individuals who saw her head toward the parking lot or I'd possible have lost her. Had a horse spooked, the rider and/or the animal could have been seriously injuried. Behavior like this soils the reputation of your sport. I will be spending the coming months working to get paramotors banned from the park.

Photo:  No photo on file.