Ultra-light Glider Crashes

A man flying in one of those ultra-light gliders crashed Saturday evening.

It happened in Coalton in Boyd County around 9 p.m.

Dispatchers say the gas-powered aircraft went down at the Boyd County Fairgrounds.

Donald Laverty broke both his ankles and a leg. However, his injuries were not life-threatening.

He was flown by helicopter to Cabell-Huntington Hospital where he is in fair condition.

We're told Laverty is in his 40's and is from Mississippi.


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