Major Richard Allen Adams, retired JROTC instructor at Magna Vista High School, died in a glider/parachute crash Thursday, June 27th, 2019 in Henry County.

According to Sgt. Richard Garletts with the Virginia State Police, the incident occurred at approximately 7 PM when Adams and his Blackhawk Lowboy Paramotor crashed into a tree about 800 yards off of Dick and Willie Avenue on the edge of a field on private property. Adams died at the scene and was found on Friday, June 28th, 2019. The aircraft was not registered by the FAA, according to Garletts.

Adams was 67 years-old.