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Teen defies odds to recover from horrific glider crash

A 16-year-old boy from Southampton defied the odds to survive a horrifying glider crash but says it won't stop him flying again.

Olly Rastrick was put in an induced coma for a week after his glider smashed into the mountainside in Cumbria last August.

He suffered life threatening injuries, including: a broken pelvis, femur, ankle and ribs.

Parts of the wreckage was strewn across the mountain

Olly developed his love of flying at the age of 4 and first took to the skies when he was 13, starting at a gliding club at Lee-on-the-Solent.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch are investigating the cause of the crash.

  • In his first television interview since the ordeal, Olly Rastrick has been speaking to our reporter Chlöe Oliver. Watch the full report below >>
  • Olly has been speaking to Fred and Stacey in the ITV Meridian studio about his remarkable recovery. Watch it below >>