Man injured in glider crash near Boulder

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A man was injured while paragliding and crashing east of Boulder on Friday.

Aerial view of a person paragliding

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A 38-year-old paraglider is recovering after crashing near Erie Municipal Airport east of Boulder.

Steve Pischke, deputy chief of Mountain View Fire Rescue, tells The Daily Camera ( that rescue crews were called to the area at about 12:30 p.m. Friday after the man fell about 20 to 30 feet. The man, whose name has not been released, injured his back and suffered a compound leg fracture just above the ankle.

He was airlifted to a Denver hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash, which Pischke says involved an "experimental" motorized glider.

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