Burmese man killed in paramotor accident near Bangkok

A Burmese man was pronounced dead after he crashed his paramotor in the central province of Pathum Thani near Bangkok.

Police from Mueang Pathum Thani Police Station, medical workers, and a rescue team rushed to the accident scene at an empty plot of land in the Baan Chang sub-district of Pathum Thani, but they were unable to save the man’s life, a 47 year old Burmese man named Win Nyunt.

Win suffered severe injuries, including a broken left leg, broken ribs, and bleeding from his eyes, nose, and mouth. A broken 303cc paramotor, which was reported to be brand new, was found nearby the dead man’s body.

Win’s wife, 41 year old Mira, informed the police that her husband was a construction contractor in Thailand and enjoyed flying paramotors as a hobby.

Maria said Win had just purchased a new paramotor and was testing it out for the fourth time. She did not know what had happened, but her husband suddenly dropped to the ground in front of her. Despite her and a friend’s attempts to assist, Win’s injuries were too severe.

Win’s friend, 48 year old Nathee Kamchan, provided more detail, saying his friend had been flying paramotors for two years as a hobby. During the fourth flight, Win flew up to around 30 meters and, without warning, the paramotor leaned forward and crashed to the ground. Nathee believes that strong winds or engine failure may have contributed to the accident.

In January last year, a foreign teenage girl and her Thai paramotor instructor were seriously injured from electric shock after they crashed into a power pole in the eastern province of Chon Buri.

A witness reported to the media that the pair were forced into an electric pole by strong winds, resulting in an electric shock. The victims were transported to the hospital by speedboat, but their subsequent condition was not reported.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.