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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232301
Last updated: 23 August 2020
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Type:Powrachute Airwolf 912ULS
Registration: N260AZ
C/n / msn: A-053-ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Desert Wells Recreation Area, Gold Canyon, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Gold Canyon, AZ
Destination airport:Gold Canyon, AZ
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that, during the takeoff roll in the powered parachute, the parachute “did not come up straight but to the side,” so he aborted the takeoff. He reduced the throttle, but the powered parachute didn't slow down, and it pulled to the side of the runway. He tried applying brakes, but the front brake was on gravel and got locked up and would not turn the powered parachute, which then slid forward and hit a barricade. The steering bar and frame sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the powered parachute that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during an aborted takeoff, which resulted in collision with a barricade.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

21-Jan-2020 21:23 Captain Adam Added
29-Jan-2020 03:51 Geno Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Plane category]
23-Aug-2020 16:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category, Accident report, ]
23-Aug-2020 17:00 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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