Former hang glider pilot dies in sailplane accident
Blair police say Dr. Michael Boska, 59, died after his personal
sailplane crashed during take-off just after 3 p.m.
Members of the Omaha Soaring Club released a statement Monday that indicates the
plane's canopy opened unexpectedly during the towed takeoff, causing Boska to
somehow lose control.
"The glider subsequently went airborne followed by a rapid descent and crash
while still attached by rope to the tow plane," the release said.
The confused headline:
UNMC researcher Michael Boska dies in hang gliding accident at 59