- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) - The State Highway Patrol says an amateur pilot in a so-called fan plane attached to a parachute crashed and got stuck in trees in northeast Ohio, leaving him with minor injuries.

Troopers say the man took off from JetWay Airport in Ravenna late Tuesday afternoon in a wheeled, open-air frame vehicle backed by a fan and a parachute. The patrol says he didn’t gain enough altitude and crashed into trees less than a half-mile away. He and his vehicle were suspended about 45 feet above the ground for roughly an hour, until he was rescued by the Ravenna fire department.

The 60-year-old pilot from Louisville, near Canton, was treated for scrapes and bruises.

Troopers say drugs and alcohol aren’t believed to be factors in the crash. It remains under investigation.



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