Khanh H. Nguyen, of Tenafly, New Jersey, was killed around 2:25 p.m., Sunday, June 6, at the Wurtsboro Airport in Sullivan County, said New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel.
According to Nevel, an initial investigation revealed that a glider crashed on the tarmac and skid off the runway.
Arriving troopers immediately began life-saving measures.
Wurtsboro Fire, Mobil Medic, and Mamakating EMS arrived and took over life-saving measures.
Nguyen was transported by helicopter to Westchester Medical Center where he died.
The FAA was notified and responded to the scene.
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