5 Oct 2017

Hang glider crashes in Port Hills

4:33 pm on 5 October 2017

A hang glider has crashed close to the Sign of the Kiwi landmark cafe in the Port Hills east of Christchurch, police say.

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Westpac Rescue Helicopter said they were helping the pilot, 47, who had broken bones but was conscious.

A police spokesperson said they were alerted just before 2pm.

They said the hang glider had gone down close to the Summit Road. An ambulance and a fire crew also attended.

The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating.