Glider crash sends Howard County man to hospital

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A glider pilot was taken to the hospital after crashing in Madison County Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the 7200 block of West County Road 700 North around 4:45 p.m.

Richard Smith, 65, of Greentown said he crashed the 1976 Schleicher ASW-19 sailplane after getting caught in a downdraft, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

He said the glider hit the ground nose first and then the right wing caught the ground, knocking the...

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