Probe after glider accident

AN INVESTIGATION was under way today after a glider collided with an RAF plane while preparing to take off from a Suffolk air base.

AN INVESTIGATION was under way today after a glider collided with an RAF plane while preparing to take off from a Suffolk air base.

The incident, which took place at RAF Honington just after 12.30pm on Saturday, happened when a civilian pilot was attempting to taxi along the runway during a recreational flight out of the base.

The man was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, although he is not thought to have suffered any injuries.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the incident was being investigated by the British Gliding Association - which is the governing body for the sport of gliding in the UK.

“The glider was involved in a shunt with a light, one-person aircraft, which was parked at the side of the runway,” he said.

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