Pilot dies from gliders aircrafts collision in Finland

09:45, June 13, 2011      

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One pilot died from the Finnish national glider championships as two glider aircrafts collided in mid-air on Sunday afternoon at Hattula in southern Finland.

One of the two pilots was found nearly unharmed soon after the collision. The pilot who was found parachuted to safety was under medical care.

Another pilot was found dead near the wreck of glider aircraft in the night after helicopter and ground search.

A board of inquiry has been set up to investigate the incident.

The Finnish national glider championships which include some 40 participants began on Saturday and were scheduled to last until the 18th of the month.

There were suspended on Sunday and announcement will be made Monday about when they will be resumed.

Source: Xinhua
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