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2 killed when West Texas glider plummets to ground

Published On: Apr 01 2013 02:04:25 PM CDT


Authorities are declining to release the names of two people 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, referring questions to the National Transportation Safety Board.
The wreck occurred Saturday afternoon near the airport in Littlefield, about 35 miles northwest of Lubbock. A spokesman with the NTSB says two people were killed but declined to identify them, deferring back to the sheriff's office.
Lubbock station KCBD reports (http://bit.ly/14HqiLL) a witness saw a wing snap from the glider. An adult man and a young boy, perhaps a teenager, were killed.
The NTSB described the craft as a Schleicher Alexander K7 glider.