Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > Pilot dies in glider crash near Houston

Pilot dies in glider crash near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a Houston man whose glider crashed in Southeast Texas.

Police say 67-year-old Rokki Ford Roberts piloted the small aircraft that departed from the Greater Houston Soaring Association airport. They say a group of gliders were flying together when Roberts' went down in an open field on Sunday afternoon.

The site of the crash is about 40 miles west of Houston near the Fort Bend-Austin County line.

The cause of the crash is unclear. Federal Aviation Administration and Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating.

(Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshot) Nearly 24 years after the Branch Davidian standoff began near Waco, some...
(Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshot) A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) A report by Congress' watchdog says the United States still does not have a way to...
(Photo Credit: Associated Press) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is slamming the NFL for criticizing a bill in his state's...
(Photo Credit: Mansfield PD Twitter) A small town Texas police chief has crashed a news conference held by state...