Idaho Man Killed in Powered Parachute Crash at Sid and Charley Pinnacles in San Rafael Swell
69-Year-Old Man Killed in Emery County Powered Parachute Crash at Sid and Charley Pinnacles
Emery County, Utah (October 8, 2019) – An Idaho man was killed on Saturday in a powered parachute crash in San Rafael Swell, according to a local news release.
The crash took place shortly before noon, October 5, at the Sid and Charley pinnacles.
Deputies said a group of five men had flown from Huntington Airport Saturday morning and landed at Sid and Charley pinnacles.
One of the men got into the air first, and he radioed his group about having troubles with the aircraft, and they advised him to land.
As the man landed, the parachute impacted in a shallow wash.
The victim was declared dead at the scene.
According to the deputies, there was a problem with the rope and pulley steering system.
The FAA is investigating the crash.
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