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Powered parachute crashes in Indiana

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DUDLEYTOWN, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police say two people were injured, one of them seriously, when a powered parachute resembling an ultralight aircraft crashed near Dudleytown in southern Indiana.

Fifty-five-year-old pilot Jerry Schneider of Seymour told police the 1998 Buckeye Dream Machine was about 200 feet in the air when a gust of wind sent it straight down about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Schneider had minor injuries but police say a passenger, 50-year-old Brian Hackman of Brownstown, had serious injuries and was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Federal Aviation Administration officials investigated the crash scene Saturday afternoon.

Dudleytown is near Seymour, about 65 miles south of Indianapolis.

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