Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Basingstoke glider crash: Pilot named by police

Southwood Farm Lane Image copyright Google
Image caption The pilot died when the aircraft she was piloting came down in a field in Southwood Farm Lane, near Basingstoke

A woman who died after the glider she was in crashed in a field in Hampshire has been named by police.

Kay Draper, of Marlborough, Wiltshire, died when the aircraft she was piloting came down in a field in Southwood Farm Lane, near Basingstoke, just before 12:00 BST on Thursday.

Hampshire Constabulary said the 60-year-old set off at Lasham Airfield in Alton and was the only person on board.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the aircraft was an "engine-powered glider".

An Air Accidents Investigation Branch spokesman said an investigation had begun.

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