Glider crashes near farm

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EMERGENCY crews helped rescue a pilot after his glider crashed in a field in the Peak District.

The light aircraft came down near Duper Lane, Abney, about just before 2pm, on Tuesday, January 10, near Abney Farm.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The male pilot was freed and the glider was made safe.”

Derbyshire Constabulary’s police helicopter spotted the glider which had crashed into a tree and directed rescuers to the pilot.

When the helicopter crew found the male pilot, they relayed details of his position to other emergency services.

The 74 year-old Stockport pilot was carried by mountain rescue volunteers and firefighters to an air ambulance.

He was taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital and today, January 10, police said he was in a stable condition.