Glider crashes at Cedar Valley Airport

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CEDAR FORT - A pilot suffered minor injuries after his glider crashed Thursday afternoon in Eagle Mountain. It had just taken off from the Cedar Valley Airport.

Another airplane was towing the glider into the air, but shortly after takeoff something went wrong and the pilot chose to release the tow strap before he normally would.

Sgt. Eric McDowell with the Utah County Sheriff's Office says the pilot tried to glide the plane back to the airport for a safe landing, but "encountered somewhat of a rough landing upon contact."

The pilot suffered some leg and back injuries but is expected to be OK.

The glider was 100 to 150 feet in the air when the problem happened. Authorities don't know what that difficulty was yet but are looking into what happened.


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