WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two men aboard a glider airplane are lucky to be alive after surviving a crash landing near the Southern California mountain community of Wrightwood.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said the pilot and passenger were airlifted to safety after making the emergency crash landing Saturday morning. Both sustained minor injuries.
The glider left the Crystal Air Airport in the northeastern corner of the county in tow behind a powered aircraft. Authorities said that after being released from the powered aircraft, the glider lost altitude quickly.
The FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board and the sheriff's Aero Bureau were investigating the cause of the accident.
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