Houston pilot killed in glider crash in Fort Bend County

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by Malini Basu / KHOU 11 News and KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 14 at 10:32 AM

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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas— A 67-year-old Houston pilot was killed in a glider crash Sunday afternoon near the Fort Bend-Austin County line, deputies said.

According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened just around 2 p.m. in an open field in the 12200 block of Reinecker Road near Wallis.

The victim, Rokki Ford Roberts, was part of the Greater Houston Soaring Association located just off Highway 36.

Deputies said several gliders were flying together when they saw their friend’s glider crash. There were no reports on injuries to people on the ground.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are on their way to the scene.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are also on the scene.

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