Two people died at Niedergörsdorf airfield in Brandenburg when a motorized light kite crashed. "The kite fell on a field around 3 p.m. for unknown reasons," said a spokesman for the police situation service. It was an aircraft with an auxiliary motor on which individual people can fly.
According to the information, both victims had flown with the light kite. The fire brigade and police were alerted. The exact course of events and the identity of the dead are still unclear.
At the airfield there was a Germany-wide competition for hang-gliders until Friday. A competition for paraglider pilots should start there on Monday, as a spokesman for the Drachenflug Club Berlin e.V. said. The spokesman for the situation service was initially unable to say whether the crash was related to the competition.
(This article was first published on Saturday, August 13, 2022.)