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Glider pilot makes emergency landing in Cockfield in Suffolk - after aiming to land in Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 08:05 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:05 21 August 2018

A glider pilot had to make an emergency landing in a field in Cockfield on Monday Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

A glider pilot had to make an emergency landing in a field in Cockfield on Monday Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

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A glider pilot had a lucky escape yesterday after having to make an emergency landing in Cockfield near Lavenham.

Suffolk police tweeted a photo of the pilot and his glider yesterday afternoon after he was forced to land in a field after veering off course from his desired destination of Peterborough - more than 60 miles away.

They reported he had successfully made the landing and is said to be safe and well.

The tweet reads: “A glider pilot made an emergency landing in Cockfield miles from his desired destination in Peterborough. “It landed the perfect photo opportunity for officers with the pilot being safe and well.”

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