2 people end up in James River when glider goes down in James City County

2 people end up in James River when glider goes down in James City County

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2 people end up in James River when glider goes down in James City County

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Updated Sunday, May 25 at 6:26 PM

Glider Crash

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JAMES CITY COUNTY (UPDATED)-- 2 people got some help getting out of the James River Saturday after their glider went down in the water.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sergeant Michelle Anaya said it happened about 8:30 p.m. near Mott Lane and Manion Drive.

The glider, which has an engine,was identified as a Revo two-seat light sports aircraft. Investigators said that the pilot slowed below minimum safe speed, which stalled the aircraft, causing it to crash into 6 feet of water about 25 to 30 feet from shore.

Stae Police identified the two occupants as John Williams, age 62 (pilot) of Williamsburg and Andrew Jackson, age 49 (passenger) also of Williamsburg.  

Jackson was transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center with injuries, but should be all right. Williams refused treatment.

The aircraft was recovered from the river by the James City County Fire and Rescue dive team, and towed to Mr. Williams home.

Investigators will consult with the Commonwealth Attorney's office about possible charges.

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