Crews working to recover 3 bodies after Vermont glider crash

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Emergency crews are working to recover the bodies of three people who died when the glider they were in crashed in the mountains of Vermont.

State police say search and rescue crews reached the wreckage of the glider near the summit of Sterling Mountain late Wednesday and discovered the bodies of the glider pilot and two passengers. Their names weren’t immediately released.

The glider took off from the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport around 11:30 a.m. being pulled by a tow plane. The glider disconnected a short time later.

Morrisville police received a report that the glider was missing shortly before 2 p.m. It was later spotted about 1,000 feet (305 meters) from the summit of Sterling Mountain.

The glider was owned by Stowe Soaring.

Federal officials are investigating the crash.

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