Jessamine County sheriff deputies responded to an unusual call of a paraplane crash Sunday around 8:20 p.m., chief deputy Allen Peel said.
“Sgt. Todd Sponcil and deputy Josh Fite got a call to go to a field behind 113 Trotter Way, in western Jessamine County, about 3 miles from Wilmore,” Peel said.
Peel said two people, the pilot, Charles Ferrell, 53, of Lexington, and his passenger, Debbie Hamilton, 53, of Nicholasville, suffered non life-threatening injuries.
“According to Ferrell, they were attempting to take off from an adjoining field near that address when it lost lift — it couldn’t get up — and clipped some trees and caused them to lose control, according to the deputies incident report,” Peel said.
The aircraft, described as a paraplane is a two-seated vehicle with what appeared to be a large fan or propeller in the back and a parachute on the top.
“The deputies described it as almost being a flying go-cart,” Peel said.
No one else was injured during the crash.