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Glider Makes Emergency Landing

A glider lost its rope in Hartford. 


A glider is a fixed-wing aircraft that is supported in flight by the reaction of the air against its lifting surfaces, and whose free flight does not depend on an engine.


A glider was taking off recently from the Hartford Municipal Airport, when it quickly had its tether line snap. The pilot had a 14 year old passenger on board and they quickly landed the plane in a nearby corn field. Nobody was hurt during the emergency landing, while the passenger immediately jumped in another glider. 


This glider club works out of the Hartford Municipal Airport and flies several gliders specifically on weekends. The club was out promoting the excitement of flying gliders to a younger audience of enthusiasts.