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Pilot in critical condition after motorized glider crashes at N.J. beach

The pilot of a motorized hang glider was hospitalized in critical condition after the craft crashed Saturday on the beach in Wildwood, officials said.

Emergency crews found the pilot unconscious and immediately started rescue efforts at the crash scene, near Spencer Avenue around 12:40 p.m., according to the Wildwood Fire Department.

Officials said a medical helicopter was initially called, but was not able to fly because of bad weather. Wildwood rescue crews rushed the man to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed it was investigating the crash. Wildwood police did not immediately release more details.

There was no one else on the hang glider. 

Earlier this week, police in Keansburg said a paraglider was seriously hurt in a crash on the beach in the Monmouth County community.

Noah Cohen may be reached at ncohen@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @noahycFind NJ.com on Facebook.

 



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