Glider crashes near Buckley

Glider crashes near Buckley

(East Pierce Fire and Rescue)

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — The pilot of a glider was taken to Tacoma General Hospital after crashing Sunday near Buckley.

East Pierce Fire and Rescue officials said the man, who is in his 60s, is in critical condition.

Officials said the pilot was the only one on board when the glider crashed on Lower Burnett Road.

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First responders said the glider had taken off from Enumclaw and clipped some trees before crashing.

No word was given on what caused the glider to come down.

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