Bodies of three killed in Morrisville glider crash recovered

Local News
glider-crash_1535656642387.jpg

Search and rescue crews have recovered the bodies of the three people killed in Wednesday’s crash of a glider on Sterling Mountain.

The bodies of the pilot, Donald Post, 70 of Stowe, and Frank Moroz III, 58, and Suzanne Moroz, 56, of Hamden, Connecticut arrived at a staging area, more than a mile from the crash site, at about 5 p.m. Thursday. They were taken the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for autopsies. 

The recovery effort began around 9 a.m. Thursday at the crash site in remote, heavily wooded forest off the Long Trail. Vermont State Police and the Morristown Police Department were joined in the recovery operation by a half dozen law-enforcement and search-and-rescue crews from around the state.

A private pilot based at the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport located the glider’s wreckage from the air at about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday. According to police, the glider, a Schweizer, is owned by Stowe Soaring and operated from the airport.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending

Trending Stories

Latest Coronavirus Headlines

More Coronavirus

SkyTracker Weather Blog

More SkyTracker Blog