Friday, December 1, 2023

Powered Hang Glider Crash Lands North of Bell Springs Road

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic indicates that first responders are converging approximately one mile north of Bell Springs Road in Northern Mendocino where a power hang glider crash landed

Reports indicate the glider attempted to emergency land on Highway 101 when it went off the side of the road.

The Incident Commander relayed to dispatch that the pilot was transported uninjured to Laytonville where he is picking up a trailer to transport the downed aircraft.

The northbound lane of Highway 101 is being closed as first responders secure the scene.

Initial scanner traffic began at approximately 11:42 a.m. when multiple reporting parties told dispatch they witnessed the aircraft crash in the area of the Empire Reststop located between Leggett and Laytonville.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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