A man has died after the glider he was flying crashed into a field today. Emergency services were called to the scene, off Harling Road in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, after a call from a member of the public just after 2.30pm.
The man was a member of the London Gliding Club in Dunstable, the club confirmed. Ambulance crews attended, with an air ambulance, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said:
Bedfordshire Police said they were alerted by the ambulance service just after 2.30pm. Police set up a road block in the area. A force spokeswoman confirmed the Air Accidents Investigation Branch had launched an investigation.