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Pilot dies in glider incident as investigation continues

Police have confirmed that a glider has died following a mid-air collision in Melton Mowbray yesterday.

Police received a call shortly before 3pm yesterday (Thursday 17 August) to a report that a glider had crashed after it had been involved in a mid-air collision with a second glider.

Investigators were still at the scene on Friday morning. Photo: NEMM

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: "The glider was found in a field in Alderman Way and the pilot was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

The second glider landed safely nearby. The pilot sustained minor injuries.

Police have confirmed that a glider sadly died during the incident. Photo: Michael Riley Aerial Media

Officers attended the scene and were assisted by colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue, who also attended.

Investigators examine the scene on Friday morning. Photo: NEMM

Leicestershire Police is continuing to support the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) who will be leading on the investigation into the incident."

The AAIB is leading the investigation. Photo: NEMM

Anyone with information or footage of the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 422 of 17 August.

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