Zweefvlieger met behulp van helicopter gered uit cockpit

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Zweefvlieger met behulp van helicopter gered uit cockpit

Bericht door Jan Ritsma » 07 feb 2019, 09:20

A glider pilot crashed into trees and was left dangling for hours 50ft above the ground.
He came down just after 13:00 GMT on Saturday at Chanctonbury Ring, a prehistoric hill fort in West Sussex.
The pilot called for help and was located by emergency crews about 40 minutes later.
In a "challenging and protracted" rescue operation in ice and snow, he was finally winched to safety nearly four hours after the crash.

Photojournalist Eddie Mitchell said the pilot was "happy and relieved" to be rescued.
"Everyone was aware that in one minute, things could change instantaneously," he said.
"If the plane had gone down, it would have changed the dynamics of the rescue."
A Coastguard helicopter finally reached the pilot just before 16:40.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, police helicopters and the ambulance service were also involved.
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Zie ook: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8345531/g ... es-rescue/

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