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Glider crashes near Pleasant Valley Airport, pilot transported to hospital

Posted at 7:35 AM, Apr 15, 2018

A glider pilot has been transported to the hospital after his aircraft crashed in Peoria on Sunday.

The incident happened near Pleasant Valley Airport, south of Lake Pleasant just after 6:30 a.m. 

According to Peoria fire, the pilot experienced an unknown mechanical problem shortly after takeoff. His glider spun to the ground.

The pilot was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries.