Pilot killed as motorised paraglider crashes into Inverclyde hillside

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Police near scene of microlight crash
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Emergency services at the scene of the crash which happened further up the hillside

The pilot of a motorised paraglider that crashed into a hillside in Inverclyde has died.

Police Scotland said the 77-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after the aircraft came down between Greenock and Kilmacolm.

The emergency service were alerted shortly before midday on Tuesday.

The area near Dykefoot Farm, on the edge of Clyde Muirshiel regional park, is popular with microlight and paraglider enthusiasts.

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Pilots of motorised paragliders wear a back-mounted motor which allows them to take off using a paraglider.

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Pilots carry the motor on their back during the paragliding experience