UPDATE: Pilot identified in Rankin County glider crash

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UPDATE: 7/6/2019 5:23 P.M. The man killed in the glider plane has been identified as 65-year-old James Gately of Covington, Louisiana. The crash happed around 1:40 p.m. Deputies say the plane was upside down, and the pilot was trapped.
The pilot died on scene.
Deputies will secure the scene until NTSB completes its investigation.

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UPDATE: 7/6/2019 3:31 P.M. The Rankin County coroner confirms the pilot has died in the glider crash.

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A glider has crashed in Rankin County.

Medical units and sheriff’s deputies have responded to Kitty Hawk Circle.

We have a crew on the scene. We’ll bring you more information on your news at 6.

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