Powered paragliding problem ends in cruise ship landing

A Brazilian man didn’t realize he was about to do something incredible. Making an emergency landing while engaging in powered paragliding is interesting enough, but he took it to “Top Gun” levels by doing it on a cruise ship. Holland America’s “Prinsendam” served as his aircraft carrier, in Portugal‘s Portimao port. The unusual landing was the necessary because of equipment problems.

According to The Portugal News Online:

After crash-landing on the vessel the man was immediately given medical assistance and taken to the local Barlavento Hospital. His equipment, which was caught on the top deck of the ship, was collected by the Maritime Police for inspection and to ascertain the cause of the incident.

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