Man killed in glider tragedy
A MAN was killed as the glider he was flying crashed in Eaton Bray earlier this afternoon (April 30).
Emergency services attended the scene, close to Harling Road, after a call from a member of the public at 2.36pm.
Due to the nature of the call, South Central Ambulance Service also attended to assist East of England Ambulance Service.
East of England Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “First and foremost our thoughts are firmly with the man’s family at this tragic time.
“It was evident that nothing could be done on our arrival and the man was pronounced dead shortly after.”
Police assisted the ambulance services and set up a road block. An air accident investigation is underway.
A spokesman for London Gliding Club in Dunstable said: “We can confirm that this crash involved one of our members.”
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