A MAN suffered multiple fractures after his glider crashed into a field in East Yorkshire.

The craft landed in a field off Barmby Moor Road, just across the road from Pocklington Gliding Club, at about 3pm yesterday.

A man was freed from the glider with the help of firefighters from Pocklington, then taken by ambulance to York Hospital.

He suffered a broken wrist, ankles and ribs. An ambulance spokeswoman said he was conscious and talking.

Police interviewed witnesses at the scene and have now begun an investigation.

Only minutes earlier another glider crashed in North Yorkshire, smashing through a dry-stone wall at Brimham Rocks near Pateley Bridge.

A 55-year-old man received injuries to his head, lower back and right leg, and was taken to Harrogate District Hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

A 53-year-old woman was taken to Harrogate District Hospital with spinal injuries and chest pain.

The incident happened at 2.52pm, when several other gliders were in the area.

Five pilots set down in a nearby field to offer assistance.

The incident is being investigated by the British Gliding Associat-ion.

Updated: 10:34 Saturday, August 02, 2003