Downed Glider in Avoca

September 8, 2014

STEUBEN COUNTY, NY – State Police responded to a report of a downed glider in the village of Avoca late Sunday afternoon, that resulted in injuries to the pilot.

Investigation revealed that Jack Gilbert, 70 , of Webster, had taken off from the Dansville airport, and attempted an emergency landing in a field in Avoca. Gilbert was treated at Noyes Hospital for arm and ankle injuries.

An investigation continues.