Thursday, March 03, 2022

Six Chuter Powered Parachute, N290TQ: Accident occurred March 02, 2022 in Toquerville, Washington County, Utah

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. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Location: Toquerville, Utah
Accident Number: WPR22LA117
Date and Time: March 2, 2022, 10:42 Local
Registration: N290TQ
Aircraft: Six Chuter Powered Parachute
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Unknown

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Six Chuter Powered Parachute
Registration: N290TQ
Aircraft Category: Powered parachute 
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 37.28332,-113.30611 (est)

TOQUERVILLE, Utah — Two people were hurt Wednesday in a motorized-glider accident near Toquerville.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a father and son were riding in a motorized machine with a parachute that had a propeller in the back. 

Authorities say they were too close to telephone lines. When the two individuals realized how close they were, it was too late and ended up crashing.

The machine ended up catching on fire. Fortunately, the father and son were able to get out of the machine and put the fire out with sand and shovels.

Authorities say both suffered minor injuries. The father had injuries to his leg, while the son suffered some minor burns. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office say the family is handling the removal of the machine.

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