Only the pilot was on board the ultralight plane when it went down near Meadow Lane, officials said.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Pilot injured in glider crash in Coweta County

A man was injured after a glider crashed behind a residential area in Coweta County, authorities said. 

Only the pilot was on board the ultralight plane when it went down near Meadow Lane on Wednesday, Coweta fire Chief Pat Wilson confirmed. 

The 47-year-old man tried to land on his own private strip but hit a tree, Coweta sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Col. James Yarbrough told AJC.com.

The pilot was extricated from the plane. He is being airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center with head trauma and a likely broken leg, Yarbrough said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the aircraft was an Apollo Aircraft Monsoon.

The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.

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