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Motorized hang glider crashes in Richmond County

Augusta Fire confirms a motorized hang glider crashed in Richmond County.
Augusta Fire confirms a motorized hang glider crashed in Richmond County.(WRDW)
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 8:36 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A representative with the Augusta Fire Department confirms a motorized hang glider has crashed.

According to the fire department, it came down sometime around 7:30 p.m. Sunday near the 4700 block of Rollins Road, which is off Mike Padgett Highway. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says it happened near a small private airstrip.

When crews arrived, they found two people, who were then sent to a hospital.

The Augusta Fire Department says one person suffered a serious injury, while the other was sent to the hospital as a precaution. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot was the person who suffered the serious injury, though they believe it’s not life-threatening.

It’s unclear at this point what caused the crash, though the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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