NTSB Identification: CEN12LA428
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Central City, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/2012
Aircraft: MCHARGUE BUCKEYE DREAM, registration: N2552G
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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

While taking off from a grass airstrip, the passenger felt the powered parachute “tug” to the right and the heading changed 90 degrees. The heading then changed back to the left, and the aircraft was traveling toward powerlines. The pilot reduced the engine power, and the aircraft traveled under the powerlines; however, the parachute contacted the wires. The aircraft swung backwards, and the parachute separated from the wires at which time the aircraft impacted the terrain.

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance with the powerlines during the initial takeoff climb.

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