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One injured after hang glider crashes into James River

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – One man was injured Saturday evening when a hang glider crashed into the James River in James City County.

According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, Virginia State Police spokesperson, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday a 2- person hang glider, with engine crashed  after the pilot slowed the aircraft below its minimum safe speed, causing it to stall.

The passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The hang glider was recovered out of the river by the James City County Fire and Rescue dive team.

An investigation is pending a consult with the Commonwealth Attorneys Office.


    • Paul

      Actually I have flown power gliders. This is a fixed wing aircraft that can be operated with a motor or as a glider. They are not uncommon.

  • Bobby R.

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