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Michigan man dies after motorized parachute crashes in field

May 5, 2019

HART, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 63-year-old man died from injuries he suffered when his powered parachute crashed into a field in western Michigan.

Oceana County Sheriff’s deputies say Terrence Dykstra of Roxbury died Saturday at a local hospital.

The aircraft he was flying in features a parachute that’s attached to an engine assembly that includes landing wheels.

MLive.com reports that police say witnesses reported that the aircraft plunged into a field after Dykstra’s parachute apparently collapsed as he was flying low.

Several people called 911 to report the crash.

Authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com