Glider Accident Kills Two In Texas

LITTLEFIELD (April 1, 2013)--Authorities declined Monday to release the names of a man and a boy who were killed in West Texas when their glider plummeted to the ground shortly after releasing from the plane that was towing it.

The Lamb County Sheriff's Office said Monday it would not release any information about the accident, and referred questions to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The crash occurred Saturday afternoon near the airport in Littlefield, about 35 miles northwest of Lubbock.

An NTSB spokesman said two people were killed, but declined to identify them, referring the question back to the sheriff's office.

Lubbock station KCBD reported that a witness saw a wing snap from the glider.

The NTSB described the craft as a Schleicher Alexander K7 glider.


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