Glider fatality in Leicestershire mid-air collision

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''A man has died after a glider crashed into a field following a mid-air collision with another light aircraft.
Leicestershire Police have launched a joint investigation with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch after the victim was pronounced dead at the scene near the village of Lubenham.
The deceased, who was the pilot of the aircraft, was a member of the Gliding Centre at Husbands Bosworth Airfield.''

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It was a bad day for gliding. Matt Wright lost his life too that day, at Brentor in a launching accident. His excellent videos on YouTube (under the name Balleka) are a tribute to his passion for gliding...

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Yes Eric - it was a bad day for gliding : (