2 Aug 2009

Unscheduled landing for glider pilot

1:23 pm on 2 August 2009

Turbulence has forced a glider to make a rough landing near Plimmerton, north of Wellington - narrowly avoiding traffic on State Highway One.

Police say it appears the pilot ran out of thermals for the glider and into turbulence, causing him to lose air very quickly at 11.45am on Sunday.

An unscheduled landing was made in the Plimmerton domain, without injury.