Man dies after gliders collide at airfield in Northamptonshire | UK News

In a distressing turn of events, a mid-air collision between two gliders during landing procedures has led to the death of a 45-year-old individual.

Authorities in Northamptonshire reported that first responders rushed to the airfield located at Hinton-in-the-Hedges near Brackley just before 4 p.m. this past Saturday.

An ongoing investigation has been initiated by the Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) to ascertain the details surrounding the tragic incident.

As part of the investigative efforts, witnesses with any visual records such as mobile phone videos are being urged to come forward.

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This somber news follows shortly after another aviation tragedy occurred involving a Spitfire’s crash, resulting in the pilot’s death in a field neighboring an RAF base in Lincolnshire.

Emergency services were dispatched posthaste to the site near Coningsby following reports that the aircraft had plummeted just before 1.20 p.m. on Saturday.

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