Unionville Pike closed after glider crash

Unionville Pike is closed in both directions Saturday night as firefighters work to free a man trapped after the glider he was piloting struck Purdue Mountain about 25 feet above Unionville Pike Road.

Milesburg and Port Matilda fire companies and Bellefonte Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene in an effort to free the man. Firefighters from Alpha Fire Company are assisting at the scene.

Saturday’s crash comes less than two weeks after Debra Burgess, of Elmira, N.Y., was killed when her single-seat glider crashed during takeoff from Centre Airpark in Potter Township. According to the Centre County Coroner’s Office, the mother of two died from head injuries suffered in the crash.

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