2 found alive after landing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The pair didn’t need hospitalization. The sheriff’s helicopter flew the two to a mountain road where paramedics treated them for the effects of the cold, deputies said. Mountain temperatures fell into the low 20s overnight and winds were gusting over 20 mph, the National Weather Service said. “Everybody’s good and well – a bit of hypothermia,” Deputy Daryl Bonsall said. The sailplane had been reported missing after dark Saturday, deputies said. Los Angeles and San Bernardino county helicopters, as well as the school, searched for it Saturday, but the main search started up at dawn Sunday, sheriff’s deputies said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – A student glider pilot and an instructor were found safe Sunday after spending a freezing night in the mountains as a result of making an emergency landing in a canyon. The Great Western Soaring School sailplane had landed in heavy brush at the bottom of a San Gabriel Mountains canyon about seven miles south of the flight school’s airfield, from which the craft had taken off Saturday afternoon. “The people were unhurt and the plane was unhurt,” said Dale Masters, an instructor at the school south of Pearblossom. “It was a perfect case of what to do in a bad situation.” Instructor Yvonne Robinson-Giguere, granddaughter of glider-school owner Fred Robinson, and student pilot Thomas Erickson, 45, of Simi Valley were spotted about 7:20 a.m. Sunday by people in a plane from the school, deputies said. A sheriff’s helicopter that was also searching for the glider picked them up in the canyon south of the Mountain High ski area. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more