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COPY-2 hurt in SW Mo. crash of powered parachute

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Two people are recovering from the Christmas Day crash of a powered parachute in southwestern Missouri.

Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft clip the top of a tree and plummet about 30 feet to the ground Sunday afternoon in a rural area near the Christian County town of Rogersville. A man and woman in their 40s were taken to a Springfield hospital.

KOLR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/rFMc53 ) the pilot suffered a broken leg; his passenger received moderate injuries.

The aircraft consists of what looks like a motorized go-cart suspended from a parachute.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. The pilot told authorities he lost power before the crash.

Information from: KOLR-TV, http://www.kolr10.com

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