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Staunton man injured in glider crash

A Staunton man is recovering after being involved in a minor plane crash Saturday afternoon.

Virginia State Police Trooper E.D. Everhart responded to the scene of the crash that occurred at 1:45 p.m. in a field along Route 151, less than a mile south of Route 623 in the Roseland community of Nelson County.

A single-engine Piper aircraft was in the process of taking off with a Genesis 2 glider in tow. As they proceeded down the field, the glider attempted to align itself with the Piper for takeoff but caught its wing on the ground. The glider then overturned.

The tow rope disengaged, and the Piper circled back around and landed without any problem.

The glider’s pilot, Presley W. Moore, III, 46, of Staunton, was transported by ambulance to Augusta Medical Center for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Augusta Health Augusta Free Press Kris McMackin CPA
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