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Man killed in Bathurst glider crash

  • Emergency services were called to Piper’s Airfield in Eglinton, near Bathurst
  • A glider plane crashed into a field and sparked a grass fire just after 1pm Sunday
  • The glider’s 75-year-old male pilot died at the scene

An elderly man has died after his glider plane crashed and sparked a fire in central New South Wales. 

Emergency services were called to Piper’s Airfield in Eglinton, near Bathurst, just after 1pm on Sunday. 

The glider’s 75-year-old pilot died at the scene, while it’s unknown if any one else was on board. 

The crash ignited a grass fire which was contained by firefighters before 2pm.

Police said a crime scene has been established and investigations have commenced. 

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and Gliding Federation of Australia will assist detectives in the investigation.  

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An elderly man has died after his glider plane crashed and sparked a fire in central New South Wales

Emergency services were called to Piper's Airfield (pictured) in Eglinton, near Bathurst, just after 1pm on Sunday

Emergency services were called to Piper’s Airfield (pictured) in Eglinton, near Bathurst, just after 1pm on Sunday



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