Glider crash in Grand Teton National Park kills two

Posted at 12:51 PM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 15:01:21-04

Two people are dead after a glider crash in Grand Teton National Park.

   The park said the wreckage was found Saturday after the two people on board failed to return from a flight from Driggs, Idaho.

   The glider's pilot has been identified as 65-year-old Kristine Ciesinksi of Victor, Idaho. Authorities are not releasing the name of the passenger until family has been notified.

   Ciesinski was an opera singer and voice teacher who, according to the biography on her website, worked as a glider instructor and pilot, taking passengers on scenic flights over the Grant Teton Mountains.

   Park officials say the glider was found between the Middle and South Teton at approximately 10,800 feet (3,292 kilometers).

   The National Park Service is investigating the crash.