Glider involved in fatal ocean crash washes ashore

By on October 5, 2022

(Town of Kitty Hawk)

The Town of Kitty Hawk announced on Oct. 5 that the glider that crashed into the ocean off Southern Shores on Sept. 21, killing one of the two men aboard, has washed ashore on the 3600 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail in Kitty Hawk.

The glider has been removed from the beach and the National Transportation Safety Board will be responding within the next several days.

The survivor of the Sept. 21 accident was identified as Steven William Fisher, age 36, from Lancaster PA, who was the passenger. The deceased was identified as Kenneth Budd, 56, also of Lancaster, who was the pilot.

See also: Two men in Southern Shores glider accident identified





  • Olin Hardy

    prayers to the family !

    Wednesday, Oct 5 @ 3:55 pm
  • Tim

    I wish reporters would stop calling it a glider. People around here will assume the reporter is correct, but it is not a glider. It has a motor and a small 2 person cockpit. Those that want to see what it looked like can here. Price is around $50k.

    Wednesday, Oct 5 @ 5:28 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Tim, just so you understand. The Voice didn’t decide to call it a glider. That is the word that has been used by the releases from Southern Shores and Kitty Hawk.

    Wednesday, Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
  • Brian

    The usual light sport crafts flying along the beach are gyrocopters, powered paragliders (accident last year) and powered hang gliders.

    Thursday, Oct 6 @ 6:15 am