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Glider lands in Warren County cornfield; no injuries reported

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A glider landed in a Warren County cornfield along Sunday afternoon.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), at around 2:00 p.m. a Schempp-Hirth Ventus glider landed in the area of Vail Road in Blairstown Township.

Officers began searching the area and John Kruk, a Hope Township Firefighter, was in the area and utilized a drone to help locate the plane, according to Blairstown Police Department Chief Scott Johnsen.

Emergency responders located the plane and made contact with the pilot of the glider. The pilot stated that he began to lose altitude and did not have enough lift to make it back to the Blairstown Airport, Johnsen said.

The pilot then said he executed a controlled landing onto the cornfields where he exited the glider, Johnsen said.

The glider is registered to a Hillsborough Township resident.

The FAA and the Flight Standards District Office are investigating the crash.

Blairstown Hose Company, Blairstown Ambulance Corps., and the Hope Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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