Jun 22, 2022

Glider crashes near Yoder

Posted Jun 22, 2022 5:11 PM

YODER, Kan. — Two people escaped serious injury when their glider crashed Wednesday morning near Yoder.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol a 15-year-old was piloting the two-seat glider when he crashed into a farm field while making a turn on approach toward the runway of the Sunflower Aerodrome Glider Port at the old naval airbase.

The teen pilot and a 71-year-old riding with him were both taken by EMS to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. about a half mile from the aerodrome.


YODER, Kan. — EMS and law enforcement are on the scene of the crash of a glider plane this morning near Yoder.

According to Reno County 911, the accident happened around 11:35 a.m. at 916 E. Red Rock Road just north of the Yoder Glider Port.

Dispatch says one person was uninjured while another did suffer undetermined injuries. 

No other details are available at this time and no names have been released. 

More on this developing story as it becomes available.

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