Regional: Light aircraft crashes in Bicester

More details emerge of light aircraft accident in Bicester park as fire, police and ambulance crews all attend the incident.

Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 2:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 4:11 pm
The pilot was uninjured after trees slowed down the glider (courtest South Central Ambulance Service)

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) received a 999 call at 14:12 with the caller reporting that a glider had come down into trees at the Airfield just outside Bicester in Caversfield.

An ambulance and two rapid response vehicles were sent to the scene. The pilot was fortunately uninjured, but was stranded quite high up in a tree.

The pilot was safely brought down by the fire service and assessed and cleared by our staff at the scene.

A spokesman for SCAS said: "I think the main challenge was for our colleagues from Bicester Fire Station in terms of getting the pilot down. He was still in the cockpit on our arrival at the scene. Once he was safely brought down our team were able to quickly assess him and clear him as uninjured.

Oxfordshire Fire and rescue report crews from Bicester Fire Station, and a specialist rescue crew from Kidlington attended the glider accident.

Called at 14:16 crews worked with SCAS and Thames Valley Police to release the pilot from the precarious position in the trees, using ladders and assisted them into the care of the ambulance service for checking over.

Fire crews assist the pilot
Fire crews had an unusual rescue operation