By Outer Banks Voice on September 21, 2022
Update: The Town of Southern Shores has revealed the identity of the two men involved in the ultra-light glider accident that occurred on Sept. 21. The survivor is Steven William Fisher, age 36, from Lancaster PA, who was the passenger. The deceased has been identified as Kenneth Budd, 56, also of Lancaster, who was the pilot. The incident has been turned over the National Safety Transportation Board for further investigation.
Update: The town of Southern Shores now reports that the body of the second individual in today’s ultra-light glider crash has been recovered. No names are being released at this time. The Town of Southern Shores would like to thank all individuals and agencies involved in the rescue, search, and recovery effort; TI Coastal (survey boat), Kill Devil Hills Surf Rescue, the Coast Guard, Southern Shores Fire, Southern Shores Ocean Rescue, Southern Shores Police, and Duck Fire and Rescue.
The Town of Southern Shores has just released this information about of a Sept. 21 aviation accident in the waters off its beach. One of the passengers is still missing.
At 10:00 AM this morning, an ultra-light glider carrying two passengers malfunctioned and landed in the ocean. One individual was rescued and safely brought to shore. An active search is taking place for the second individual by the Coast Guard, Southern Shores Fire and Southern Shores Ocean Rescue, Duck Fire and Rescue, and two of the beach nourishment survey boats.No names are being released at this time.