Jun 22, 2022

15-year-old pilot hospitalized after glider crash in Kansas

Posted Jun 22, 2022 8:53 PM
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RENO COUNTY—Two people were injured in an accident just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Reno County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2000 L-23 Super Blanik glider piloted by a 15-year-old from  Tulsa was making a turn toward the runway at the Sunflower Aerodrome Airport, 916East Red Rock Road in Yoder.

The pilot lost control and crashed into a field. EMS transported the teen and a passenger, 71-year-old Carl Hallum of Adrian, Minnesota, to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.