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Florida pilot injured in glider crash

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DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida pilot is recovering after authorities say he crash landed an amateur-built glider.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reports that 71-year-old John Charter was in stable condition at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.


Sheriff's deputies say Charter suffered lacerations from the Wednesday crash. He was the sole occupant of the glider, which crashed into woods near Bob Lee Airport in DeLand.

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