Crash kills glider pi­lot

Sunday Herald Sun - - NEWS -

A PI­LOT died when the glider he was fly­ing crashed into a pad­dock in Vic­to­ria’s north­east yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Po­lice said the glider came down near Mur­ray Rd, Be­nalla, around 2pm, and the pi­lot died at the scene.

His name has not been re­leased, but the Glid­ing Club of Vic­to­ria has re­leased a state­ment con­firm­ing the death of a mem­ber. It is be­lieved the man had been on the club’s board. A club spokesman told the

Sun­day Her­ald Sun news of the death came as a shock.

“Everyone at the club is in quite a bit of shock,” he said.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the crash.

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