Sunday, February 5, 2012

Glider crash lands at Heavenly Mountain Resort

The pilot and passenger walked away from a rough landing today near the California Lodge on First Ride Run. The experienced pilot was doing a training review flight with a trainee when their glider lost lift and had to set down. The pilot landed around 1:30pm in the largest available area, the ski run.

No one on the ground or in the glider were injured in the forced landing. The El Dorado Sheriff’s Office and fire and rescue teams were dispatched to the scene. The glider sustained little damage and will be placed in a glider trailer for transport when the investigation is complete.
Glider over NorthStar

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