Glider pilot dies in crash

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

Sunday, 4th December 2016, 2:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:41 am
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The accident happened at around 12.40pm, and involved a male pilot from Husbands Bosworth Gliding Club, who was on a local flight.

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

Police said the accident was still under investigation.

Scene of the fatal glider crash near the Laughton Road, Lubenham. NNL-160412-151315005
Police officers at the scene of the fatal glider crash near the Laughton Road, Lubenham. NNL-160412-151352005
Scene of the fatal glider crash near the Laughton Road, Lubenham. NNL-160412-151315005