65-year-old pilot killed in Rankin County glider crash

65-year-old pilot killed in Rankin County glider crash

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - One person has died after an airplane glider crashed in Rankin County.

It happened Saturday afternoon near Kitty Hawk Circle in northern Rankin County.

(Source: Rankin County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Rankin County Sheriff's Office)

According to Sheriff Bryan Bailey initial reports said that plane had gone down behind houses and that the pilot inside was entrapped.

When deputies arrived on scene they found that the pilot was deceased.

He has been identified as 65-year-old James Gately from Covington, Louisiana.

The NTSB is taking over the investigation.

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