Fatal glider crash in Northumberland

08 Apr 2017 13:25 PM

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At noon on Saturday, April 8, police received a report that a glider had crashed in a field in Northumberland shortly after taking off.

Emergency services attended the scene at Currock Hill Greenside near Hexham.

Ambulance staff treated a seriously injured 62-year-old man who sadly died at the scene and relatives of the deceased have been informed

An investigation into the crash is being carried out and the Civil Aviation Authority have been informed.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101 and quote reference 443 08/04/17.