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:
"First and foremost our thoughts are firmly with the man's family at this tragic time."
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.