Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Buckeye Dream Machine, N9447T: Accident occurred April 29, 2016 in Fortville, Vernon Township, Hancock County, Indiana


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA170
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 29, 2016 in Fortville, IN
Aircraft: BUCKEYE INDUSTRIES INC DREAM MACHINE 582, registration: N9447T
Injuries: 1 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On April 29, 2016, about 1631 eastern daylight time, a Buckeye Industries Dream Machine 582 powered parachute, N9447T, was damaged when it struck power lines and the ground near Fortville, Indiana. The pilot received serious injuries. The aircraft was registered to and operated by an individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight was reported to be a flight test following maintenance. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The local flight originated from a private airstrip at an unconfirmed time.

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