July 30, 2019 by THE CANADIAN PRESS
BLACK DIAMOND, Alta. – Emergency medical officials say two people are dead after a glider crashed southwest of Calgary.
EMS responded to reports of the crash near the Cu Nim Gliding Club, east of Black Diamond, Alta., shortly before 4 p.m. Friday.
Two people who were in the glider were pronounced dead at the scene.
RCMP Cpl. Laurel Scott confirmed that a glider collided with a tow plane mid-air.
“The tow plane did not crash; the glider did,” she said. “I can confirm it’s a fatality but I am unable to confirm how many people in the glider.”
Scott said RCMP will secure the scene until Transportation Safety Board investigators arrive on Saturday morning.
The TSB said in a statement that they will gather information and assess what happened when a Cessna 182 and Schlicher ASK21 glider collided near Black Diamond.
Black Diamond is about 65 kilometres southwest of Calgary.