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Two killed in crash that sparked wildfire near Mt. Rose Ski Resort

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This is a developing story and is being updated. 

A second person has been confirmed killed after a glider crashed into the side of Slide Mountain above Washoe Valley on Sunday, according to the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office.

The medical examiner is still working to identify the victims.

(Photo: Bob Harmon, Washoe County Sheriff's Office

The glider took off from the Truckee Tahoe Airport Sunday afternoon on what's called a “cross-country” flight, according to Hardy Bullock, the airport's director of aviation and community services. 

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In the glider world, a cross-country flight means the glider was simply flying where it could find lift and would eventually return to the airport it took off from, according to Bullock.

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