ASH 25 glider, 925 (BGA 3909)
Whilst competing in a gliding competition in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the pilot (P1) of the glider was attempting to land in a field near Tomintoul, Morayshire. When the glider was on its final approach he realised that it was too high and likely to overshoot the field that he was planning to land in, he therefore entered an orbit to lose the excessive height. During this orbit the glider departed controlled flight at a low height, and crashed into a field. The P1 was fatally injured and the other pilot (P2) was seriously injured.
Published 10 December 2014