Glider comes down at the White Horse

The Oxford Times: Glider crashes at the White Horse Glider crashes at the White Horse

A GLIDER pilot escaped uninjured after the aircraft came down at the White Horse Hill in Uffington this afternoon.

Emergency services were called just after 1.45pm, a police spokesman said.

The police said the aircraft had crashed but the fire service said it was not a serious incident.

A walker had spotted the glider landing at the historic site but there was no damage to the aircraft, a fire service spokeswoman said.

"It was something and nothing," she added.

A police spokesman said: "Officers were called to the area around the prehistoric monument at around 1.47pm after reports that the fixed wing glider had crashed.

"Paramedics and firefighters also attended the scene, but thankfully the 24-year-old pilot was uninjured in the collision."

Inspector Rachel Patterson added: “There were quite a few tourists at the scene and I would like to thank everyone for their assistance while the emergency services did their work and helped the pilot.”

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5:16pm Sun 29 Jun 14

tinsel84 says...

So no damage to the plane or pilot. Was this really a "crash" OM?! Seems more like a premature landing to me.
So no damage to the plane or pilot. Was this really a "crash" OM?! Seems more like a premature landing to me. tinsel84
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11:16am Mon 30 Jun 14

brucklay227 says...

Fire fighters attended? A glider has fuel? Interesting.
Fire fighters attended? A glider has fuel? Interesting. brucklay227
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11:54am Mon 30 Jun 14

wantagewombat says...

Yes...gliders can have fuel! An aircraft is classes as a glider based on it's wingspan not whether they are powered or not...
Yes...gliders can have fuel! An aircraft is classes as a glider based on it's wingspan not whether they are powered or not... wantagewombat
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2:42pm Mon 30 Jun 14

King Joke says...

Yes powered gliders exist, oxymorons made manifest!
Yes powered gliders exist, oxymorons made manifest! King Joke
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