Glider comes down near Norfolk power lines

A glider made an unscheduled landing in a field close power lines near the A140 and A47.

A glider made an unscheduled landing in a field close power lines near the A140 and A47.

The glider, which had earlier taken off from Norfolk Gliding Club at Tibenham, near Diss, landed in a field at Dunston, near Norwich, at about 4.10pm yesterday, close to overhead power cables.

Club member Colin Chambers said the glider had been attempting a 50km (31 miles) triangular flight.

'There was no damage to the glider and the pilot was ok. There is no cause for alarm', he said.


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'We had two gliders land out today. It's not unusual. We need thermals to sustain us in the air and when they are not there pilots may need to pick a land-able field.'

Mr Chambers is controller of the Eastern Regionals competition, being held at Tibenham all week,

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He said the glider that landed was not taking part in the competition, and was due to be collected by a ground crew.

A Norfolk police spokesman confirmed officers had attended but found no one with the aircraft.

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