RENO COUNTY (KSNT) – A 15-year-old pilot steering a glider in Reno County escaped serious injury when he crashed into a field at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Oklahoma teen was making a turn toward the runway at the Sunflower Ero Drone Airport in an L-23 Super Blanik glider when he lost control and crashed, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The teen was taken to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center with only minor injuries.
A 71-year-old Minnesota man who was a passenger in the glider was also taken to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center with suspected minor injuries.
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Both the pilot and the passenger were properly restrained in the glider, according to the KHP.