A GLIDER crash landed in the Ribble Valley this morning, leaving two people with leg injuries.

The aircraft was approaching the landing area at Bowland Forest Gliding Club at Lower Cock Hill Farm, Fiddlers Lane, near Chipping when it crashed at around 11.20am.

Police said the glider, with a male instructor and a 57-year-old female student on board, fell 30ft on a practice flight. The pilot, aged 53, was said to be experienced.

Ambulance, police, fire crews and air ambulances were sent to the scene.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the pilot and passenger were 'conscious but trapped in the aircraft'.

Two crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the pair, who were flown separately to Royal Preston Hospital.