Telluride’s “Glider Bob” Saunders was killed in a glider crash

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TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a motorized glider crash at the Telluride Ski Resort.

The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office says the fixed-wing glider crashed in the Prospect Basin area Wednesday afternoon, killing 64-year-old Robert Saunders and another Colorado man whose name has not been released.

First responders found the men dead at the scene.

Saunders, known in the area as “Glider Bob,” owned and operated “Glide Telluride,” which offers year-round glider rides out of Telluride Regional Airport. According to his website, Saunders has been flying Stemme Motorgliders since 1997.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the crash.

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