Two Suffer Non-life-Threatening Injuries In Airplane Accident 

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MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries following a airplane accident in Chautauqua County on Saturday.  

Around 1:30 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an airplane accident on North Erie Street in Mayville.  

The Sheriff’s Office along with Mayville Fire Department, Chautauqua County EMS, and Chautauqua Fire Department arrived on scene and found a glider plane with two male occupants located in trees.  

Further investigation discovered that the pilot, 56-year-old, Galo A Grijalva of Lakewood and his passenger 60-year-old, Douglas R Sillart, of Derby were attempting to land the glider in an empty field when they struck some nearby trees.  

Both were able to self-extricate and were treated at the scene by medical personal for non-life-threatening injuries.  

The accident remains under investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration. 


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