Crash, Mountaindale, News

Glider makes emergency landing in Verboort field

A glider launched out of the North Plains Gliderport between North Plains and Mountaindale made an emergency landing in a Verboort-area field Saturday afternoon.

According to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, the the pilot was uninjured.

“The aircraft will remain there until it can be safely removed and cause minimal damage to the wheat crop,” FGF&R said.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the glider ran out of lift and landed in a wheat field. The location was described as south of Osterman Road between Highway 47 and Visitation Road.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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