Firefighters use cutting equipment to release pair from glider crash aircraft

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Two people were left with leg injuries after a glider crash landed in the Ribble Valley this morning.

The incident happened at around 11-20 am as the aircraft was approaching the landing area at Bowland Forest Gliding Club at Lower Cock Hill Farm, Fiddlers Lane, near Chipping.

Ambulance, police, fire crews and air ambulances were sent to the scene to find the aircraft’s pilot and a passenger conscious, but trapped in the aircraft.

Two fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the pair, who were flown to the Royal Preston Hospital.