Two Dead as Hang Glider Crashes into Urals House© Photo Press service Emergencies Ministry department
MOSCOW, February 3 (RIA Novosti) – Two people were killed when a motorized hang glider crashed into the wall of a house in Russia’s Urals, investigators said on Sunday.
The incident occurred in the town of Krasnoturyinsk, in the Sverdlovsk Region, on Sunday. The pilot was killed at the scene and his passenger died on the way to a hospital.
The pilot has been identified as an inspector with the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, a police spokesman said.
“During the flight, the hang glider hit a wall of a four-storey house and crashed,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement.
A car which was parked near the building was damaged during the incident. The hang glider broke off telephone wires before it crashed, a police spokesman said.
Updated at 23.51 adding details
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