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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Motorized Parachute" Crashes into Labor Day Crowd - Raw Video 9/7/09


Here is raw video of a "motorized parachute" that crashed into a Labor Day crowd in Hooper, Utah. The man and his son in the "aircraft" were trying to drop candy to the crowd when it suddenly came down and crashed:
A motorized parachute crashed into a crowd at a Labor Day festival in Hooper, Utah, injuring at least six people, including children, authorities said.

The parachute was operated by a man and his son who were on the aircraft, but neither was injured when it dropped to the ground amid spectators.

Scores of people had gathered Monday for what was to have been a candy drop from the motorized parachute, according to Lt. Lonnie Eskelson of the Weber County, Utah, Sheriff's Department. Video from the incident showed the small craft in the air, approaching the crowd, when it quickly lost altitude and came down as spectators ran for safety.

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