A glider pilot has died following a mid-air collision with a light aircraft. The man died at the scene after he crashed into a field near Lubenham, Leicestershire, around 1pm on Sunday 4 December. The light aircraft landed safely.
The BBC reports that the Leicestershire Police has launched a joint investigation into the incident with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
"From initial enquiries carried out at the scene, officers believe the glider had been in collision with a light aircraft prior to coming down in the fields. The man on board the glider has been pronounced dead at the scene," a police spokesman said, according to the BBC.
Part of Laughton Road, from its junction with the A4304 to Bunkers Hill, has been closed and is expected to remain closed to traffic until Monday 5 December.
The Leicester Mercury reports that the glider was a member of the Gliding Centre at the Husbands Bosworth Airfield. The club said in a statement: "On December 4, at approximately 12.40pm, a glider crashed while on a local flight.
"The pilot, who is a club member, has been fatally injured. The incident is currently under investigation."