At about 14:30, the pilot of a powered paraglider arrived at a site that is used for paragliding. After setting up the paraglider, he took off at about 15:00. During the flight, witnesses saw the pilot descend several times. He did so by flying two to four steep spiral turns, before stopping the decline and gaining altitude again. At one point, starting from an altitude of about 150 metres, he initiated a descent by means of steep right-hand turns. The witnesses reported that, this time, pilot did not break off his descent and that eventually, while still spiralling, he flew into the ground. As a result, the pilot sustained fatal injuries.

The report can be found in the Quarterly Report Aviation for the third quarter of 2016.

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