The pilot died when a small plane crashed in Central Franconia on Saturday. The machine crashed in a field near the Thalmässing-Waizenhofen airfield (Roth district), the police said on Saturday.
The machine probably did not start at the nearby airfield, but in Upper Bavaria, said a police spokesman. He was initially unable to provide any information on the destination of the flight and the identity of the pilot. The cause of the crash is now being investigated by both the police and aviation accident experts.