SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. — One person was killed and another was rescued after an ultralight glider crashed off the coast of the Outer Banks.
An ultralight glider carrying two people malfunctioned around 10 a.m. on Wednesday and landed in the ocean, according to a press release from the town of Southern Shores. Shortly after the crash, one person was rescued and brought to shore.
Around 3 p.m., the city reported that a second body was recovered, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
Several agencies assisted in the rescue and recovery, including the Coast Guard, Kill Devil Hills Surf Rescue, Southern Shores Fire, Southern Shores Ocean Rescue, Southern Shores Police and Duck Fire and Rescue.
The names of the victims have not yet been released.
According to the FAA, ultralight vehicles are not required to be registered with the FAA, nor does the pilot require a pilot certificate:
(a) Notwithstanding any other section pertaining to certification of aircraft or their parts or equipment, ultralight vehicles and their component parts and equipment are not required to meet the airworthiness certification standards specified for aircraft or to have certificates of airworthiness.
(b) Notwithstanding any other section pertaining to airman certification, operators of ultralight vehicles are not required to meet any aeronautical knowledge, age, or experience requirements to operate those vehicles or to have airman or medical certificates.
(c) Notwithstanding any other section pertaining to registration and marking of aircraft, ultralight vehicles are not required to be registered or to bear markings of any type.
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