US : Glider crashes in Mountains, killing three on Board

Washington, Aug 30 : A glider carrying three persons has crashed in a mountainous region in the US state of Vermont,killing all three people on board.

State police say search and rescue crews reached the wreckage near the summit of Sterling Mountain late Wednesday and discovered the bodies of the glider pilot and two passengers. Their names have not been released.

The glider took off on Wednesday from the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport shortly before noon, disconnected from the tow aircraft over Spruce Peak about 20 minutes later, and went missing two hours afterwards.

Morrisville police received a report that the glider was missing shortly before 2 p.m. It was later spotted about 1,000 feet (305 meters) from the summit of Sterling Mountain.

The glider was owned by Stowe Soaring.Investigation is on to ascertain the cause of the crash.

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