Bavaria: 53-year-old dies in a plane crash in Central Franconia

A Munich pilot wanted to fly from Upper Bavaria to Lower Franconia.

Bavaria: 53-year-old dies in a plane crash in Central Franconia

A Munich pilot wanted to fly from Upper Bavaria to Lower Franconia. But the flight ended fatally.

Thalmässing (dpa / lby) - A 53-year-old pilot from Munich died in a small plane crash in Central Franconia. The man started in Upper Bavaria on Saturday morning with a goal in Lower Franconia, the police said on Sunday. However, the machine crashed about halfway near Thalmässing-Waizenhofen (Roth district). The reason for this was initially unclear.

A passer-by observed the accident and called 911, it was said. When the emergency services arrived, the pilot was already dead. There were no other passengers on board. The officials cordoned off the crash site on a field near the Thalmässing-Waizenhofen airfield. According to the spokesman, several aircraft parts were found in a radius of almost a kilometer. Accordingly, the man did not set a course for the nearby airfield.

The cause of the crash is now being investigated by both the police and aviation accident experts. Whether the rainy weather is related to the crash is still being clarified.

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