Updated Feb. 5 at 8:40pm.
By Kathryn Reed
A glider plane made an unexpected landing at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Sunday afternoon.
There are no reports of injuries.
“We had one of our instructors with an experienced pilot on a flight review who got on the wrong side of the mountain and had to land,” Dan Schuler with Soaring NV out of Minden told Lake Tahoe News. The company operates the glider business out of the Minden Tahoe Airport.
Winds were calm to almost non-existent Feb. 5.
Schuler said he was not permitted to release the names of the people involved. He did say no one was injured.
A witness told Lake Tahoe News when she was on the Nevada side of Heavenly she saw the glider disengage from the plane as is normal. But then she got to the California side just after 1pm and the plane was landing near the beginner lift by the California Lodge.
No one from Heavenly returned phone calls.
A dispatcher with El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department said the U.S. Forest Service is handling the case. The Forest Service said the incident was on private property.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration could not be reached Sunday.