26 Jan 2009

Pair escape before crashed glider burns

5:31 pm on 26 January 2009

Two people managed to escape before their glider crashed and was gutted by fire in Hawke's Bay.

The crash happened at Waipukurau Aerodrome on Monday.

Chief flying instructor Ross Macdonald says an instructor and a student clipped a power line in their glider and crashed, sparking a grass fire that destroyed the aircraft.

Police say the pair suffered minor injuries.