UPDATE: Passenger killed in glider crash in Grand Teton identified

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The second person killed in a glider crash last weekend in Grand Teton National Park has been identified as 65-year-old David Ross, of Salt Lake City.

The National Park Service says the flight that originated in Driggs, Idaho, was piloted by 65-year-old Kristine Ciesinski of Victor, Idaho.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the wreckage was found Saturday after the glider failed to return as scheduled.

Park officials say the glider was found between the Middle and South Teton at about 10,800 feet altitude.

The National Park Service is investigating the crash.
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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

INITIAL STORY (6/11):
Two people are dead after a glider crash in Grand Teton National Park.

The park said the wreckage was found Saturday after the two people on board failed to return from a flight from Driggs, Idaho.

The glider's pilot has been identified as 65-year-old Kristine Ciesinski of Victor, Idaho. Authorities are not releasing the name of the passenger until family has been notified.

Ciesinski was an opera singer and voice teacher who, according to the biography on her website, worked as a glider instructor and pilot, taking passengers on scenic flights over the Grand Teton Mountains.

Park officials say the glider was found between the Middle and South Teton at approximately 10,800 feet (3,292 kilometers).

The National Park Service is investigating the crash.
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This story corrects spelling in second reference to Grand Teton.




 
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