Gliders collide above Newmarket

Two gliders are reported to have collided in the skies above Newmarket.

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National Glider competition continues

by Emma Baker
Cambridge
Set for take off Credit: Emma Baker, ITV Anglia

Around 50 gliders are getting ready to launch for Day 4 of national gliding competitionat Cambridge Gliding Club.

The event continues despite one pilot's lucky escape yesterday in Newmarket.

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Gliders set for action Credit: Emma Baker, ITV Anglia

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Gliders collide in Suffolk

Two pilots had a lucky escape after their gliders were involved in a mid-air collision over Newmarket.

Emergency services were called to the incident at just after 4pm this afternoon after witnesses reported seeing a parachutist coming down above the Snailwell Road area of Newmarket.

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Pilot missing after glider collision

One pilot is unaccounted for and another has parachuted to safety after two gliders reportedly collided, police said today.

A force spokeswoman said they understood there had been a glider competition taking place in the area when they were called to the scene shortly before 4pm.

We were called just before 4pm to a call that a parachute had been seen coming down near Snailwell in Cambridgeshire. There was a report two gliders had collided.

"It would appear he (the parachutist) was one of the pilots. Both gliders have been found in Cambridgeshire. There is no detail about another pilot at the moment."

– Suffolk Police spokeswoman

Reports: Gliders collide over Newmarket

by Jenny Line

Two gliders are reported to have collided in the skies above Newmarket.

Police were alerted to the collision after witnesses reported seeing a parachutist coming down above the Snailwell Road area of Newmarket just after 4pm today.

Suffolk police say both gliders are believed to have been found over the border in Cambridgeshire. The whereabouts and condition of the pilots is not yet confirmed.

Emergency services are on the scene and air traffic investigators have been informed.