Thursday, August 13, 2020

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

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.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Location: Casco, MI
Accident Number: CEN20CA387
Date & Time: August 11, 2020, 19:31 Local 
Registration: N465JP
Aircraft: Powrachute AIRWOLF
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Powrachute
Registration: N465JP
Model/Series: AIRWOLF 912 
Aircraft Category: Powered parachute
Amateur Built: Yes
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
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Ground Injuries: N/A 
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Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 42.735279,-82.629447 (est)

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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