23rd Jul 2012, 16:01
Hi, heard on 121.5 a relay mayday, saying two gliders had a midair around Newmarket region?
Both pilots out and walking but that was it.
Any other news on it?
23rd Jul 2012, 16:04
Spotted this: Breaking: Reports of two gliders crashing mid-air over Newmarket - News - East Anglian Daily Times (http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/breaking_reports_of_two_gliders_crashing_mid_air_over_newmarket_1_1456493)
23rd Jul 2012, 19:05
Details on BBC too -Newmarket glider crash: Pilot parachutes from wreckage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-18961136)
23rd Jul 2012, 19:11
I was local to there on Sunday enroute back from LFAT to Sherburn, they were everywhere!
23rd Jul 2012, 20:13
According to the BBC report "A witness said one of the gliders was seen to "nosedive" as the pilot ejected from the aircraft."
Ejector seats in gliders - impressive!
23rd Jul 2012, 21:23
Ejector seats in gliders - impressive! Rare, but possible. (http://www.dg-flugzeugbau.de/noah-e.html)
Gliding Comps on at Gransden Lodge they were from there.
24th Jul 2012, 07:45
I see that sitting on a parachute beat sitting on a seat cushion then!