After fatal crash: identity of the pilot of a small aircraft clarified

After the fatal crash of a small plane in Northern Hesse, the identity of the deceased pilot has been established. The police announced on Friday, is a 43-year-

After fatal crash: identity of the pilot of a small aircraft clarified

After the fatal crash of a small plane in Northern Hesse, the identity of the deceased pilot has been established. The police announced on Friday, is a 43-year-old man from Melsungen, Germany, in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis. The body of the man is to be an autopsy, in order to obtain information on a possible cause of the crash. In addition, had been started on Thursday evening to examine the plane wreck.

The small aircraft was launched on Thursday night from an airfield in Hessisch Lichtenau in the district of Werra-Meißner-Kreis. It pulled a glider with a tow rope in the air. After the release of the sailplane, the motor plane is tilted from yet unknown reasons, to the left, and in the descent got, it said on Thursday.

The machine crashed in a forest in the vicinity of the airport. On Board only the Pilot was. The man died at the crash site to the consequences of his injuries, police said. The glider have, without prejudice to can land. To clarify the cause of a crash is also a reviewer of the Confederation were drawn from Bureau of aircraft accident investigation Braunschweig, Germany.

Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 09:20

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