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Man Parachutes from Malfunctioning Glider, Lands in Downtown Reno

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Debris Found at Dick Taylor Park Debris Found at Dick Taylor Park
A pilot suffered only minor injuries, after parachuting from a malfunctioning glider and landing on the roof of a Downtown Reno parking garage Sunday afternoon.

Initial reports indicate that Bob Spielman took off from the Minden-Tahoe airport in his glider on Sunday morning, and was in the process of returning to Minden when he encountered severe winds

Both of the aircraft's wings were sheared off and debris from one of them landed in Dick Taylor Park. The location of the other wing is unknown.

Spielman escaped the glider by parachute, landing on the five-story parking structure of St. Mary's Hospital, near Circus Circus, just before 2:30 p.m. 

Paramedics say the pilot was treated for his injuries at the scene and released.

The body of the glider landed in a nearby alley. Police say debris struck some vehicles, but no one else was hurt.

Reno Police are in contact with the FAA and the NTSB as the investigation moves forward.

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