Kincraig, site of the glider accident. Photo: Croila CC-BY-SA-2.0

Kincraig, site of the glider accident. Photo: Croila CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain rescue team was called to an injured glider pilot after he crashed in the Scottish Highlands.

Members of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team went to aid the man who crashed near the Cairngorm Gliding Club’s landing strip at Feshiebridge, south of Aviemore.

Northern Constabulary said it was alerted at about 1.10pm today by the pilot who told police he had been involved in a crash and was injured.

The Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Kinloss mobilised police and the mountain rescue team and a search and rescue helicopter was sent to the area.

A Northern Constabulary spokesperson said: “The wreckage of the single-seat glider was located near to the Feshie gliding airstrip near Kincraig.

“The lone occupant of the crashed glider, a man from Lancashire, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transferred to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness by helicopter. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

“The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed and enquiries are being carried out into the incident.”

The gliding club has operated from its base 3km (2 miles) north-west of the munro Geal-charn for more than 30 years.

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