Sunday, 2 August 2009
Glider comes down by SH1 after turbulence PARAPARAUMU
— A glider pilot carried out an unplanned landing today when his glider was forced down by turbulence onto a playing field next to State Highway One, Plimmerton.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Two confirmed dead in hang glider crash in Queenstown QUEENSTOWN
— Police can confirm that 2 people are deceased as a result of a hang glider crash near Queenstown, being the commercial pilot and his passenger.
Hang glider crash in Queenstown QUEENSTOWN
— Police and ambulance are currently attending a serious injury crash involving a tandem hang glider on Kingston Rd, Queenstown.
Monday, 20 October 2008
Crashed hang glider pilot in stable condition CANTERBURY
— A hang glider pilot who broke his leg after crashing in Canterbury's Port Hills yesterday is now in a stable condition.
Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Polish glider lifts fourth world title OTAGO
— World No 1 ranked glider pilot Sebastian Kawa of Poland came from behind on the final day to win the world Grand Prix championship in Central Otago.
Sunday, 23 December 2007
Investigators look at glider GPS following fatal crash WANAKA
— Investigators are looking at a crashed glider's GPS system for clues to the fatal crash which killed its German pilot on Friday.
Saturday, 22 December 2007
GPS tracked glider in fatal crash hours before rescue call WANAKA
— A former German gliding champion 59-year-old Herbert Weiss died after his glider crashed about 55km north of Wanaka yesterday.
Pilot of fatal hangliding crash named WANAKA
— It is with great sorrow that we announce the pilot involved in yesterday’s fatal crash was 59-year-old Herbert Weiss from Friedrichsruhe, Germany.
Friday, 21 December 2007
Man dies in glider crash WANAKA
— A 59-year-old man died after his glider crashed into hills about 55km north of Wanaka this evening.