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Pilot, 45, dies after two aircrafts crash into each other while attempting to land

The 45-year-old was trying to land at an airfield in Hinton-the-Hedges, Brackley just after 4pm (Picture: Google)
The 45-year-old was trying to land at an airfield in Hinton-the-Hedges, Brackley just after 4pm (Picture: Google)

A pilot has died after two gliders crashed into each while trying to land in an airfield.

The 45-year-old was trying to land at an airfield in Hinton-the-Hedges, Brackley just after 4pm.

Northamptonshire Police said: ‘An investigation is underway after a 45-year-old man sadly died following a collision between two gliders at an airfield, near Brackley.

‘Police, fire, and the ambulance service attended the airfield at Hinton-in-the-Hedges shortly before 4pm today (Saturday, May 25), following reports that two aircraft had collided as they came into land.

‘Northamptonshire Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances around the incident to understand the cause of the collision.

‘They will remain at the site while this takes place.’

It is the second air crash death today after an RAF pilot was killed during a Battle of Britain celebration.

The pilot, who has yet been named, was behind the controls of a WW2-era Spitfire plane that hurtled to earth in a field close to RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire during a Battle of Britain day celebration.

Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness that we must confirm the death of an RAF pilot in a tragic accident near RAF Coningsby today.

‘The pilot’s family have been informed and we ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.’

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