Glider crash knocks out power in Manitou Lake RM
Pilot, 57, treated for minor injuries
A glider pilot was taken to hospital after a crash in west-central Saskatchewan on Sunday afternoon.
It happened around 1 p.m. CST in the rural municipality of Manitou Lake, close to the Alberta border, the RCMP said.
The single-occupant glider piloted by a 57-year-old man from the Marsden, Sask., area ran into trouble and had to make an emergency landing.
The pilot tried to land on a secondary road, but hit a power line and crashed.
He received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in Wainwright, Alta., the RCMP said.
The glider was pulled off the road into a field.
Power was knocked out to eight rural customers in the Manitou Lake area. SaskPower was working to restore it Sunday.
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.