Glider pilot stuck in trees at Sussex beauty spot is saved after four-hour operation

The glider pilot has been rescued
The glider pilot has been rescued

A glider pilot has been rescued after their aircraft crashed into trees in Chanctonbury Ring.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene in West Sussex at 1.10pm.
At at 4.37pm, a fire service spokesman confirmed the man was rescued from his aircraft with the assistance of the coastguard helicopter.

The glider pilot has been rescued

The glider pilot has been rescued

A fire service spokesman earlier confirmed he was not injured in the incident.

As the aircraft was still stuck in the trees, emergency services remained at the scene. At 6.30pm, fire crews were still present.

The glider pilot has been rescued with the help of the coastguard helicopter

The glider pilot has been rescued with the help of the coastguard helicopter