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Glider crashes west of Boulder, injuring 2

4:49 PM, Nov 29, 2012   |    comments
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The Boulder County Sheriff's Department says the glider crashed on Gold Hill Road at about 1 p.m. Thursday.

The pilot was being treated at a Boulder hospital for a possible back injury. A passenger was treated and released.

Deputies say it appears the glider entered a downdraft and lost elevation, and when the pilot tried to land in a field, one wing struck power lines, causing the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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