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Teenager seriously injured after glider crash

Stock shot of glider. Credit: PA/ Google Maps

A 15-year-old boy has been left with serious injuries after a glider crashed on Cross Fell, Cumbria Police say.

The aircraft took off from Eden Soaring at Skirwith, near Penrith, and went down at around 2pm on Wednesday in the north Pennines.

Great North Air Ambulance responded to the call but, due to the team attending another emergency, a crew from Teesside International Airport were despatched and on the scene within 20 minutes.

The 15-year-old is thought to have a license to pilot the glider, which is a fixed-wing aircraft that is designed to fly without an engine.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary to be treated for his injuries.

The glider crashed on Cross Fell. Credit: ITV News

Air crash investigators (AAIB) arrived in Cumbria today to look into the crash and understand how and why the incident happened.

They will be investigating for a couple of days before taking the aircraft to their HQ.

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