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Man dies after parachute hits power line in East Texas

5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 September 12, 2019 1:06 PM September 12, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

EUSTACE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a man in a powered parachute has died after hitting a power line in rural East Texas.

Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse says the man died in the incident Thursday morning near Eustace, located about 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Dallas.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says preliminary information indicates the parachute hit a power line.

The victim's name has not been released.

Lunsford says the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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