LAX08CA013
LAX08CA013

The pilot stated in his Pilot-Operator Aircraft Accident Report that during takeoff from his fourth touch-and-go in his powered parachute he 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 pilot stated that the parachute and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight

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