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UPDATE: 70-year-old pilot killed in Warren County glider crash

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – One person has died after a glider crashed Sunday afternoon in Warren County.

According to the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a Schweizer SGS 2-33A glider lost altitude and struck trees on approach to the Blairstown Airport at 3:50 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers observed the glider upside down in a grass area across the street from the airport, Blairstown Township Police Chief Scott Johnsen told RNJ.

An off-duty police officer and several bystanders had removed the pilot, who was identified as a 70-year-old man and began CPR, Johnsen said.

Officers assisted with CPR until the arrival of the Blairstown Ambulance Corps and Blairstown Hose Company #1 and patient care was transferred over to them. CPR was unsuccessful and the pilot was pronounced dead on the scene, Johnsen said.

The pilot was the only person in the glider at the time of the crash, Johnsen said.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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