Air crash investigators arrive in Cumbria after glider crashes

Air crash investigators have arrived in Cumbria after a glider crashed on Cross Fell in the Pennines yesterday afternoon.

A team from the UK Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) will seek to determine the cause of the incident, which left the glider’s male pilot with a head injury, according to BBC Cumbria:

GNAAS responded to the call out at 2.29pm. With the Cumbria-based team responding to another emergency, the aircraft and crew from Teesside International Airport were despatched and on scene within 20 minutes.

As ever, we had a doctor and paramedic team on both aircraft, which meant the patient was able to receive advanced treatment on scene and en route to hospital.

After a refuel at Newcastle International Airport, our team then made its way back to base. The duration of our involvement was little over three hours.

GNAAS refuelling at Newcastle International Airport

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