Pilot dies in glider crash in Fort Bend County

WALLIS, TX (KTRK) -- Authorities have confirmed that a pilot in a glider died after crashing in an open field near Wallis on Sunday afternoon.

It happened around 2pm on the 12,000 block of Reinecke Road.

The pilot has been identified as 67-year-old Rokki Ford Roberts from Houston, Texas. He was the only person on the glider.

There were no reports of on injuries to people on the ground.

Roberts departed the Greater Houston Soaring Association Airport, but never returned. It's unclear what caused the aircraft to crash.

Authorities from the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and The Austin County Sheriff's Office are working the incident.

FAA investigators are headed to the scene.
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