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.