NTSB Identification: CEN09CA371
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 22, 2009 in Marian, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2009
Aircraft: BUCKEYE DREAM MACH, registration: N2526J
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

The powered parachute was taking off from a field behind a residence when the accident occurred. A witness stated that the aircraft took off and flew over the residence prior to him hearing a "crash." He then observed the aircraft on the ground with power lines around it. The parachute and parachute lines were wrapped around the utility pole and power lines. The operating limitations for the aircraft state that the pilot in command of the aircraft must hold at least a student pilot certificate, a sport pilot certificate, or a recreational pilot certificate with the appropriate endorsements. The pilot in command did not hold a pilot certificate.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the utility pole and power lines.

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