One person hurt in crash of powered parachute in Hill County

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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One person was hurt Tuesday evening in a crash involving a powered parachute southeast of Blum in Hill County, according to reports.

Officials with CareFlite said one of its helicopters responded about 6:30 p.m. to the crash near the intersection of Farm Road 3049 and County Road 1143.

The area is near a dairy farm on FM 3049, about three miles southeast of Blum.

The patient was flown to Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, the CareFlite official said.

Public safety officials in Hill County and Federal Aviation Administration officials did not respond to requests for information.

A powered parachute is an ultralight aircraft that resembles a go cart pushed by a swamp buggy fan and suspended by a canopy.

No other information was available Tuesday night.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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