AAIB sending team to Glider accident in Monmouthshire

The Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) has said it is sending a team to the scene of an accident involving a Glider in Monmouthshire.

It is understood that the Glider flipped over during take-off and the pilot, the sole occupant, received serious injuries but according to Gwent Police, these are not life-threatening.

The accident occurred at South Wales Gliding Club which is based at an airfield in Gwernesney, near Usk.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police told us: “At approximately 12.45pm on Saturday 27th July, Gwent Police were called to a report of an incident involving a light aircraft at the South Wales Gliding Club at Gwernesney, near Usk.

“Officers alongside ambulance and fire services attended the scene where it was reported that a glider had failed to launch at the airfield.

“The pilot sustained serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. He has been taken to Morriston hospital.

“Anyone with any information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Gwent Police on 101 or Direct Message us on Facebook or Twitter, quoting log 249 27/07/19”