A person has been taken to hospital following a glider crash in the Black Mountains.

Glider Talgarth Black Mountains
The pilot was airlifted to the Grange Hospital in Cwmbran (Longtow Mountain Rescue Team)

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the Talgarth area of the mountains at around 2pm on Tuesday afternoon (September 15).

The team, along with colleagues from Wales Air Ambulance Charity, Welsh Ambulance and Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service Cymru were quickly dispatched to the scene to treat the pilot's injuries.

The pilot was then airlifted to the Grange Hospital in Cwmbran.

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team said on Facebook: "The glider is located on a footpath, we would ask anyone that does come across the glider in the Black Mountains to leave the site undisturbed. The accident has been reported to the police and relevant authorities.

"We wish the pilot a speedy recovery."

A spokesperson for the police said: "Dyfed-Powys Police was called at 1:53pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2023 to a report that a glider has crashed on the Black Mountains.

"One person was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening."

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary organisation that responds to requests from police for injured and missing people, on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information, visit their website.