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Hang Glider Crash Injures One

Posted on: 5:30 pm, April 21, 2013, by , updated on: 04:28am, April 22, 2013

LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A crash involving a para glider in Carbon County sent one person to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

State police identified the pilot as a 60-year-old man from Hoboken, New Jersey. He was taken to a hospital near Allentown with minor injuries.

Troopers say the single-person glider went down just before 3 p.m. along Blue Mountain Drive in Lower Towamensing Township, near Palmerton.

According to troopers, the pilot began to spin, some lines on the glider became twisted, and a flap on one side of the para glider deflated. That’s when the crash happened.

The FAA will investigate the para glider crash in Carbon County.

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