Time Incident Posted: 17:26

Incident Date: 10/11/2019

Incident Location: Welford Road, Husbands Bosworth

Incident Number: 17336

Incident Type: Glider into tree 2 persons trapped

Initial Emergency Call Received: 11:30

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Lutterworth, Harborough, Technical Rescue (Southern) and ALP (Central) stations

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 13:41

Damage: N/A

Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call received from a passer by to a glider stuck in a tree with 2 persons inside.

Updated Incident Information: 2 Crews attended along with technical rescue and ALP from Central station. Initial access gained using 9m ladder. 13.5m ladder lashed to tree next to aircraft. Technical Rescue team in harnesses worked to stabilise the aircraft in situ. With aircraft secured 2 persons extricated using the ALP. 2 oersons extricated from the aircraft without any injuries and assessed by EMAS. Incident handed over to the Police.

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