Two of three people who died Wednesday in a glider crash in Vermont have been identified as Connecticut residents.
Husband and wife, Frank Moroz, 58, and Suzanne Moroz, 56, both of Hamden, died in the crash along with the pilot, Donald Post, 70, the owner of Stowe Soaring which operated the gliding business, said Adam Silverman, spokesman for the Vermont State Police.
A tow plane with the glider attached departed from the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport in Vermont at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, Silverman said. The glider disconnected over Spruce Peak about 20 minutes later.
The Morristown Police Department received a report that the glider was missing at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday. Emergency crews from Morrisville and Stowe police departments along with the Vermont State Police responded to the airport to establish a command post and begin a search operation.
At about 5:35 p.m., the crew of an aircraft launched from the airport located what appeared to be the glider approximately 1,000 feet from the summit of Sterling Mountain.
The search crews reached the glider about 9:35 p.m. Wednesday and confirmed there were no survivors. The bodies of the three were recovered early Thursday morning, Silverman said.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending investigators to Vermont to determine the cause of the glider crash.
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