Police identify victims of glider crash near St. Mary's airport

Mechanicsville man dead, Prince Frederick man injured

July 17, 2011|By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun

State police have identified the victims of a glider crash near St. Mary's Regional Airport in Southern Maryland.

James Michael Dayton, 55, from Mechanicsville, was killed in the plane crash, and Nicholas John Mirales, 53, from Prince Frederick, was taken to Prince George's County Shock Trauma Center, according to police.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says the Slingsby 49B glider crashed into trees Friday afternoon shortly after takeoff when it became disconnected from its towing plane.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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