Dhanbad(Jharkhand): A 14-year-old passenger and a pilot of a private joyride glider were severely injured as it crashed into a building near Birsa Munda Park here on Thursday. Both the injured persons were admitted to Asarfi Hospital.
Barbadda police station officer-in-charge Ashish Kumar Yadav said the joyride glider crashed into the building just after taking off from the Barwadda airstrip at around 4.50 pm.
The passenger has been identified as Kush Singh (14) of Patna who had come to the Dhanbad house of his maternal uncle Pawan Singh.
The boy had gone for a joyride in the glider run by a private agency from the Barwadda airstrip. In a joyride glider, only two persons - a pilot and a passenger can be accommodated.
Soon after taking off the glider crashed into the house of one Nilesh Kumar. However, no one from the building got any injury.
Kumar said his two children who were playing there but had a narrow escape.
A police officer said the reason of the crash is yet to be known. Officials of the joyride glider agency could not be contacted.
(With inputs from PTI)