Motorized Paraglider Crashes After Malfunction [Raw Footage]
Published on October 30, 2010
A pilot in Idaho is lucky to be alive after his aircraft malfunctioned and he plunged 100 feet to the ground. He flies an ultra light aircraft known as a PPC, or powered parachute. But this particular time, something went wrong and his parachute tangled. He called for help as bystanders rushed over. Even with a broken arm, ribs and pelvis, he says once he can, he'll strap himself in again and take off. Hoyt Dale Patton Jr. says, "I don't explain my life in any other terms than in miracles."