Houston pilot killed in glider crash in Fort Bend County

Houston pilot killed in glider crash in Fort Bend County

Credit: Malini Basu / KHOU 11 News

A male pilot was killed in a glider crash in the 12200 block of Reinecker Road near Wallis in Fort Bend County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 13 at 11:17 PM

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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — A Houston man was killed when his glider crashed in the 12200 block of Reinecker Road near Wallis in Fort Bend County on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened just before 2:30 p.m.

The victim, 67-year-old Rokki Rofd 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.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration were traveling to the scene, about 40 miles west of Houston.

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