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Glider pilot thrown from cockpit

PUBLISHED: 19:15 24 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:08 03 March 2010

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing in to what caused a young pilot to be catapulted from the cockpit of his glider as it crashed on approach to a runway near Sudbury.

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing in to what caused a young pilot to be catapulted from the cockpit of his glider as it crashed on approach to a runway near Sudbury.

The 20-year-old solo pilot is being treated in Colchester Hospital. The incident left fellow flying enthusiasts at Wormingford Airfield stunned as they watched the Vega single-seater go down in nearby cornfield at 1.45pm yesterday.

The pilot has not been named but is believed to be local and an experienced solo glider pilot.

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