Small aircraft lands too hard at Caesar Creek club

UPDATE@1:19p.m.

A female pilot was complaining of back pain after landing a small airplane too hard, according to Brian Stoops, flight operations director at the Caesar Creek Soaring Club.

The landing didn't cause any visible damages to the aircraft.

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Stoops said the pilot was taken by squad to the hospital more as a "precaution" than any definite injuries.

Stoops, who first flew at the site at 10 years old, said he's never had a hard landing, but likened it to "jumping off a roof."

"It causes a hard impact," he said. "You are sitting down so you're back is going to take the majority of the compression."

BREAKING REPORT

A glider came down too fast and landed too hard today at the Caesar Creek Soaring Club near Waynesville.

Fire and rescue crews responded at approximately 12:40 p.m. to the rural runway at 5385 Elbon Road.

Warren County dispatch records indicated it was a reported hard landing by a glider and there were no serious injuries.

The Ohio Highway Patrol is the investigating agency.

We'll have updates as more information becomes available.