Saturday, August 04, 2012

PZL-Bielsko SZD-9bis Bocian 1E, Angus Gliding Club, G-DCND: Pilot, 59, dies after glider crashes into field - Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland

Pilot killed when his glider crashed into field outside Kirriemuir.

A man has died after his glider crashed in a field, police said. 

Emergency services were called to the scene near Kirriemuir, Angus, at around 12.45pm on Saturday. 

Tayside Police said the 59-year-old man was the only person in the aircraft and no-one else was injured. The force said inquiries are ongoing. 

Tayside Fire and Rescue officers said they were called to Drumshade Farm near Kirriemuir following a report that a glider may have come down but their services were not needed. The man's identity has not yet been released.

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