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Man killed in Virginia hang-glider crash

Posted at 12:52 PM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 12:52:41-05

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. -- A Maryland man was killed in a hang-glider crash Thursday in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Ward F. Odenwald, 71, of Woodbine, Md., died when a hang-glider he was piloting lost control and hit a tree, according to Virginia State Police.

The crash was reported Thursday, March 3, at 3:07 p.m. near Woodstock Tower Road and Burnshire Lane.

"No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash," state police said. "The FAA was notified of the crash [and] the crash remains under investigation."

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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