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Inquiry underway after glider pilot dies

An experienced glider pilot has been killed in a crash on Dartmoor.

Matt Wright died when his glider crashed on Sunday lunchtime near Brentor in west Devon.

Members of the public alerted the emergency services and the Air Accident Investigation Branch is on the scene gathering evidence.

Devon and Cornwall police said there are no suspicious circumstances.

Mr Wright, who was in his 40s and from Tiverton, Devon, was flying alone at the time.

The accident happened at the gliding society's launch site Credit: ITV West Country

AAIB inspectors arrived late yesterday and their examination on site began early this morning. We expect them to be on site gathering evidence for the rest of today and into tomorrow. The wreckage will then be brought back to our facility in Farnborough for detailed examination as our investigation progresses.

– James Hotson,Air, Rail and Marine Accident Investigation Branches

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Diversions and delays at Bristol Airport

There has been a series of delays and diversions at Bristol Airport this morning because of low cloud.

Flights from Glasgow, Paris, and Brussels were diverted and a flight from Jersey was cancelled, while many others have been delayed.

The latest information can be found at https://www.bristolairport.co.uk

Bristol Airport Credit: PA
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