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N723JH accident description

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Crash location 37.044166°N, 76.780556°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Surry, VA
37.137926°N, 76.835238°W
7.1 miles away

Tail number N723JH
Accident date 07 Sep 2008
Aircraft type Airframes Unlimited USA-1B
Additional details: None

NTSB description

The pilot stated he started his take off roll on runway 27. The parachute canopy partially inflated with a right side end cell closure. The pilot stated, "he did not observe the tangled steering lines on the take off roll and failed to ensure that the parachute canopy was controllable". The powered parachute made a hard right turn at lift off, reached an altitude of about five feet, and the parachute canopy collapsed. The powered parachute impacted the runway hard and rolled over inverted. The airframe received structural damage. The pilot conducted an engine shut down and exited the powered parachute. The pilot stated there were no mechanical problems with the powered parachute.

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