飞行员在苏塞克斯的一片田野中因滑翔机坠毁而丧生

A PILOT was killed today after the glider plane he was flying crashed into a field in Sussex.

Emergency services raced to the tragedy near Hurston Lane in Storrington, 西萨塞克斯, shortly before 11am.

The glider could be seen tilted on its side after the tragic crash

The glider could be seen tilted on its side after the tragic crash

The glider could be seen tilted on its side in the grass as paramedics battled to save the man.

Cops later confirmed he died at the scene.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A man who was both the pilot and sole occupant of the glider, sustained serious injuries.

“Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of paramedics and colleagues from the Air Ambulance service, he sadly died at the scene.

The age of the pilot has not yet been confirmed.

Cops said the coroner has been told.

The spokesman added: “Officers remain at the scene while initial enquiries continue.”

Paramedics raced to the scene but weren't able to save the pilot

Paramedics raced to the scene but weren’t able to save the pilot