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Glider crashes at Cle Elum Airport

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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. -- A man died after his large glider crashed at the Cle Elum Municipal Airport. It happened Thursday just before 4 pm.

The Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputies say 53-year-old William Weller of Tukwila was the pilot and only occupant.

The glider was part of a commercial that was being filmed in the Cle Elum area for the past couple of days. It was being towed down the runway by a vehicle and was just starting to take off when the accident happened. A helicopter was overhead filming the incident.

The FAA and NTSB will be investigating.