A pilot was taken to the hospital Sunday after the glider he was flying went down in the trees near the landing strip for the Durango Soaring Club.
Durango Fire & Rescue Authority Capt. Lou Vito said calls came in about 3 p.m. that a glider had gone down in the trees.
Vito said "minor extrication" was needed to get the pilot out of the glider, which suffered damage to the nose and wings when it came to rest in a stand of trees just south of the landing strip.
Vito said the pilot was conscious and talking and appeared to be in good condition but was transported to the hospital.
Vito did not have details about the crash or the pilot's name.
The glider is registered to Anthony Zaremba of Brenham, Texas. Beverly St. Clair, spokeswoman for the glider club, said she did not have details about the crash. She said Zaremba was in a private plane and was not among the pilots that provide rides for a fee at the club.
David Bruzzese, spokesman for Mercy Regional Medical Center, said Zaremba was treated and released Sunday evening.