Bedfordshire: Man dies after gilder crashes into field

A MAN died after the glider he was flying crashed into a Bedfordshire field on Monday.

Emergency services went to the scene, off Harling Road in Eaton Bray, after a call from a member of the public just after 2.30pm.

The man was a member of the London Gliding Club in Dunstable, the club confirmed.

Ambulance crews attended, with an air ambulance, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service 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.”

Bedfordshire Police said they were alerted by the ambulance service just after 2.30pm.

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Police set up a road block in the area.

A force spokeswoman confirmed the Air Accidents Investigation Branch had launched an investigation.