Inventor Injured After Flying Jetpack Without A Helmet

Don’t do that, guys

Jetpack In Flight

Jetpack In Flight

Very good helmet wearing.Jetpack International

Jetpacks promise a thrilling world of daring adventure, the rocketing power of flight available by just strapping on an engine. There are risks, of course, because every human endeavor comes with some risks, and the easiest way to mitigate those risks (besides not wearing a jetpack) is to wear a helmet when flying. Which is partly why Nick Macomber, vice president of Jet Pack International, was recently hospitalized.

As Digital Spy reports:

He landed on his head, suffering a broken jaw and cuts to his head, as well as burns to his arms and legs, and an ankle injury. He required 27 stitches, but was released from hospital over the weekend.

Macomber appears to be fine after his crash. Here is is in happier times, flying his jetpack around San Diego, while wearing a helmet: