Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Pilot dies in glider crash on farmland near Basingstoke

A pilot died when her glider crashed in a field in Hampshire.

The aircraft came down on farmland about five miles south of Basingstoke just before 12:00 BST.

Hampshire Constabulary said the 60-year-old woman - the only person on board - died at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed. No-one else was injured.

South Central Ambulance Service said it was called at 11:57 to reports of a plane down near the Moundsmere Estate.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to Southwood Farm in Preston Candover and said the aircraft was an "engine-powered glider".

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it was "sending a team to investigate an accident involving a glider that occurred near Bradley in Hampshire".

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