NTSB Identification: LAX08CA013.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in Hurricane, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2007
Aircraft: Poser DM 582 Buckeye, registration: N785CP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During takeoff from his fourth touch-and-go landing in his powered parachute the pilot encountered a dust devil. The wind shift pulled the parachute from overhead to horizontal very rapidly, driving the right front of the carriage into the ground from an altitude of 8-10 feet. The carriage then cartwheeled and came to rest upside down.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the existing wind conditions and subsequent failure to maintain aircraft control.

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