Mid-air collision Accident Glider ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 388338
 
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Date:Saturday 25 May 2024
Time:c 16:00
Type:Glider
Owner/operator:Private
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield (EG2A), Brackley, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield (EG2A)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
An investigation is underway after a 45-year-old man sadly died following a collision between two gliders at Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield, near Brackley, Northamptonshire.

Police, fire, and the ambulance service attended the airfield at Hinton-in-the-Hedges shortly before 4pm today (Saturday, May 25), following reports that two aircraft had collided as they came into land.

Northamptonshire Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances around the incident to understand the cause of the collision. They will remain at the site while this takes place.

Anyone who may have information that could help with the investigation, including mobile phone footage, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Please quote incident number 340 of 25/05/24 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

East Midlands Ambulance Service said in a statement: 'We received a call at 3.48pm yesterday, Saturday 25 May to Hinton in the Hedges, Brackley. The caller reported a medical emergency. We sent a number of resources including a crewed ambulance and transported one patient to John Radcliffe Hospital.'

Sources:

1. https://www.northants.police.uk/news/northants/news/appeals/2024/may/investigation-launched-following-collision-at-airfield/
2. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/28137055/pilot-killed-airfield-raf-brackley-spitfire-police-investigation/
3. https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/crime/man-45-dies-after-gliders-collide-at-northamptonshire-airfield-4642874
4. https://banburyfm.com/news/man-dies-at-hinton-in-the-hedges-after-gliders-collide/
5. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=134325
6. https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cyxxkekrpq2o
7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13461219/Glider-pilot-killed-aircraft-collided.html
8. https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2024-05-26/man-dies-after-two-gliders-collide-at-airfield
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinton-in-the-Hedges_Airfield

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2024 00:27 Geno Added
27-May-2024 03:46 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2024 03:47 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
28-May-2024 07:36 Anon. Updated [Source]
28-May-2024 14:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]

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