Glider pilot dies in crash

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The pilot of a glider has died after crashing in fields near Lubenham, west of Market Harborough, today (Sunday).

The accident happened at around 12.40pm, and involved a male pilot from Husbands Bosworth Gliding Club, who was on a local flight.

Police officers at the scene of the fatal glider crash near the Laughton Road, Lubenham. NNL-160412-151352005

Police officers at the scene of the fatal glider crash near the Laughton Road, Lubenham. NNL-160412-151352005

A spokesperson for the Gliding Club confirmed: “The pilot, who was a club member, has been fatally injured.”

The name of the man has not yet been released.

Police said the accident was still under investigation.

Scene of the fatal glider crash near the Laughton Road, Lubenham. NNL-160412-151315005

Scene of the fatal glider crash near the Laughton Road, Lubenham. NNL-160412-151315005