Lancashire

Paramotor pilot killed in crash in Pilling field

Garstang Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim is believed to be in his 50s, say police

A paramotor pilot has died after crashing into a field, police said.

The victim, believed to be in his 50s, crashed on land off Garstang Road, in Pilling, near Poutlon-le-Fylde, Lancashire at about 13:00 GMT on Sunday.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital but died a short time later.

Police said inquiries into what happened are continuing but at this stage it looked like an accident. The man's next of kin have been informed.

Paramotors comprise a harness-mounted engine which is worn like a backpack under a paraglider wing.

Unlike a standard paraglider, they can be launched from an open, flat field instead of a hill facing into the wind.

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