Pilot, 67, Dies In Glider Crash In Texas

HOUSTON (July 14, 2014) Authorities were investigating Monday after a Houston man died in a glider crash Sunday.

Rokki Ford Roberts, 67, piloted a glider that departed Sunday afternoon from the Greater Houston Soaring Association airport, authorities said.

A group of gliders was flying together when Roberts' glider went down in an open field about 40 miles west of Houston near the Fort Bend-Austin County line.

The cause of the crash is unclear.

Federal Aviation Administration and Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating.


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