June 12th, 2024

Glider crashes near Calgary, one dead

By The Canadian Press on May 30, 2024.

CALGARY – Turner Valley RCMP in Alberta say one person is dead after a glider aircraft crashed on Wednesday afternoon, south of Calgary.

Police say they received a 911 call advising that a small non-motorized glider aircraft had crashed in a field south of Highway 7 and 112 Street, west of Foothills County near Diamond Valley.

RCMP, EMS and fire crews attended the crash site and found the aircraft and pilot.

The glider’s lone occupant, a 65-year-old male resident of Calgary, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) says it will deploy a team of investigators to look into the accident.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 30, 2024.

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