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Man dies in glider crash at Aston Down airfield

Scene of crash
Image caption The crash happened on Sunday at about midday

A man has died in a glider crash in the Cotswolds.

The 57-year-old died in the crash at Aston Down Airfield, near Chalford, at about noon on Sunday. The Air Accident Investigation Branch is due to examine the wreckage.

Police and other emergency services remained at the site throughout the afternoon and evening.

No further information has been released about the victim. Police say they are contacting his next of kin.

Richard Wills, from Stroud, witnessed the crash from a distance about 70m (229ft) away.

"It was just flying normally, then I saw a slight quiver, like a little jerk. The next thing I saw it go vertically straight down," he said.

"I heard a massive bang and I thought: 'That's hit the hangar'.

"I then called the emergency services straight away."

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