Slingsby T.51 Dart 15 Glider, BGA1166
During a local flight from a hill-top gliding site, the glider descended in weak ridge lift until it was too low to land safely back at the airfield. However, the pilot appears to have made an attempt to do so and, whilst turning at low height and low speed, lost control of the glider. It crashed on the steep slope just below the ridge line, and the pilot sustained injuries from which he later died.
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Published 10 December 2014