Pilot critical after glider crash on residential street in Sainte-Raymond
A glider operates without a motor, and relies on natural stimuli, like wind, to propel it. (Image courtesy of the Club de Vol a Voile de Quebec)
Published Saturday, July 15, 2017 6:14PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 16, 2017 3:01PM EDT
A man in his 50’s is fighting for life after a glider crashed on a residential street in Sainte-Raymond, about 60 KM north of Quebec City.
The first information gathered by the Surete du Quebec indicated that the man was alone in the glider – which operates without a motor and relies on natural stimuli, like wind, to propel it.
The apparatus plummeted to the ground on l’Avenue de la Coline around 4:30 p.m.
He was rushed to hospital shortly after, where he remains in critical condition.
Police say they are unsure as to the cause of the accident— the driver may have sustained a health scare while gliding, or could have been victim of a technical issue.
A team from Hydro-Quebec is on-scene to assess damages, because the glider came into contact with power lines.
Transport Canada was also made aware of the crash.