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“Hard landing” at the airport in Katowice. Pilot in hospital

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On Saturday afternoon, a glider crashed near the Muchowiec airport in Katowice. The pilot exited the machine on his own. He was transported to hospital.

The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. near Muchowiec airport. – There was a collision of the glider with the airport tarmac, as a result of which the glider was damaged to a relatively minor extent – said Capt. in an interview with TVN24. Rafał Gruszka from the fire brigade in Katowice.

He added that the pilot suffered minor injuries and after being examined by the emergency medical team, he was taken to hospital for further diagnostics.

According to the officer on duty at the Provincial Headquarters of the State Fire Service, there was a “hard landing” and the pilot got out on his own. He added that the glider is intact, only with a cracked windshield and slightly damaged nose.

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Seven fire brigades were dispatched to the site.

Main photo source: Municipal Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Katowice

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