Thursday, August 13, 2020

AirWolf 912ULS, N465JP: Incident occurred August 11, 2020 in Casco, St. Clair County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Powered parachute collided with power lines and fell to the ground.

Date: 11-AUG-20
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N465JP
Aircraft Make: POWRACHUTE
Aircraft Model: AIRWOLF 912
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office

(Casco Township) A paraglider crash in Casco Township last night sent two people to the hospital.

According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 5600 block of Palms Road shortly after 7:30 Tuesday evening, along with Ira Township Fire and Rescue and Richmond-Lenox EMS.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that a paraglider being flown by a 69 year old Clay Township man had taken off from a residence in the area with a 6 year old passenger. The paraglider failed to gain altitude quickly enough and struck high tension power lines, causing the aircraft to plummet to the ground.

The pair was taken by Richmond-Lenox EMS to McLaren Macomb Hospital with undetermined injuries for evaluation.

The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the incident and will be investigating.

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