GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating what caused a deadly glider crash at the Rifle Garfield County Airport on Thursday night.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office (GCSO), police were called to the Garfield County Airport shortly after 5 p.m in reference to a plane crash.
GCSO said the crash involved an airplane glider. Police said the male pilot, later identified as 73-year-old Shmuel Dimentstein of Glenwood Springs, died as a result of the crash. He was the only one on board.
Officials said the area where the crash happened was cleared and secured by 9 p.m.
NTSB is taking over the investigation and working to learn what caused the crash.
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