- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 66-year-old pilot has been hospitalized after a glider crash near the Saratoga County Airport.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

WNYT-TV says (http://bit.ly/1gBloYq ) the pilot, Ryszard Szymanowski of East Greenbush, was attempting to land when he crashed the glider in a field just east of the airport’s runway.

Officials say Szymanowski was seriously injured and taken by police helicopter to a hospital.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the agency has launched an investigation.

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Information from: WNYT-TV, http://www.wnyt.com

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