Litchfield parachuter stranded in tree after wind gust

The Associated Press
Posted Jan. 02, 2012, at 11:10 a.m.

LITCHFIELD, Maine — A man flying a powered parachute was left hanging on a tree limb more than 70 feet high for a while after a gust of wind blew him out of control.

Sixty-six-year-old John Beganny suffered cuts to his head and face on Sunday.

Police say he was flying a parachute powered by a large fan mounted to wheels and a seat in Litchfield. The crash happened about three miles from his home.

The Kennebec Journal reported Beganny hit the oak tree and was knocked out of the parachute’s seat. printed on October 9, 2015