Saturday, October 6, 2018

Accident occurred October 06, 2018 in Upper Nazareth Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

A paraglider pilot who crashed into parked cars while he was attempting to take flight Saturday at a community event in Tuskes Community Park was not injured, Upper Nazareth Township police said.

Daniel Lane of Stroudsburg attempted a take-off about noon during the Touch-a-Truck event at the park in the 3000 block of Bath Pike but failed to gain lift. Lane lost control and struck two vehicles. The crash caused minor damage to the vehicles, police said.

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the scene and started an investigation. A paraglider, also called a powered parachute, is a type of ultralight aircraft in which the pilot wears a harness attached to an engine and propeller and flies suspended beneath a parachute. Larger versions of paragliders have seats for a pilot and passenger in a small cart beneath a parachute, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Touch-a-Truck is an event for children to explore emergency vehicles, construction equipment and other large trucks hosted by Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.

The Upper Nazareth Fire Department, Upper Nazareth Emergency Management and the Upper Nazareth Highway Department assisted police in responding to the incident, police said.

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