Agency: Rough Weather at Time of Colorado Glider Crash

February 8, 2012

Investigators say the weather at the time of a fatal glider crash-landing in Durango, Colo., last year could have produced strong downdrafts and microbursts.

A National Transportation Safety Board report released last week says the time and place of the crash coincided with a weather front was moving across the area.

The July 2011 crash killed 79-year-old Jim McCann, the only person aboard.

The NTSB says he was flying a two-seat, single-engine motorized glider when it crashed-landed on a sidewalk at a golf course. La Plata County Coroner Carol Huser said McCann died from his injuries.

The NTSB hasn’t determined the cause of the crash.

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