NTSB Identification: CEN12LA404
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Shelbyville, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/15/2013
Aircraft: Destiny 2000, registration: None
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The unregistered two-person powered parachute veered to the left during takeoff and contacted trees. The non-certificated pilot reported that the aircraft was not producing enough lift due to the hot, humid weather. The density altitude would have been about 1,300 feet higher than the field elevation. It is likely that the pilot did not take the density altitude into account when preparing for the takeoff.

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

The operation of the aircraft by a non-certificated pilot and his failure to plan for the high density altitude and to maintain control of the aircraft.

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