Man dies after parachute hits power line in East Texas

Henderson County emergency personnel are pictured near an aircraft that reportedly got tangled in power lines. (Photo by Jeff Chavez, KLTV)

EUSTACE, Texas (AP) Authorities say a man who was gliding in a powered parachute died after hitting a power line Thursday near Eustace in rural East Texas, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford confirmed that preliminary information indicated 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.