Tayside and Central Scotland

Pilot injured in Kinross airport glider crash

The pilot of a glider has been taken to hospital after it crashed in Kinross.

Police said the glider came down at about 12:00 as it tried to land at the Scottish Gliding Centre at Portmoak Airport at Scotlandwell.

The pilot, a 75-year-old man from Edinburgh, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a suspected back injury.

The force said the glider was extensively damaged in the crash. No other gliders or people were involved in the collision.

Air Accident investigators are due at the scene to determine the cause of the crash.

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