disaster in the Salzburg mountains: A longtime municipal Council from Seefeld in Kreis Starnberg crashed his plane and died.Salzburg is searched since Thursday for a missing glider . The glider was probably started in upper Bavaria , and is approved in Seefeld. Contact for pilots inventory last updated on Wednesday afternoon.
Update 20.15: In Hechendorf, the news spread about the missing a Green Council Dr. Robert Benoist (50) on Friday as a wildfire, but there was still hope. However, the gliders of the type Discus 2ct has been found on the Weißeck in Austria. Rescue workers lowered from the helicopter. On Friday evening, the police confirmed that Salzburg the Pilot has the misfortune not to survive .
Benoist was Launched on Wednesday morning from the gliding centre, king's village in Geretsried. Spokesman Mathias Schunk (54), since 1979, a passionate glider pilot, was this morning in front of the place. "We have replaced about in which direction we're flying," he says in an interview with the Starnberger Merkur. Benoist have intended in the direction of the West to break, was then flown but later, probably to the East. "He's started for a moment in front of me," recalls Schunk, who started a little later even with a motor glider. "After that, I haven't seen him."
As Benoist on Wednesday night did not return, had reported him missing. "Who does not return calls, and you can pick up," says Schunk, flyers, the usual procedure under Sail. You don't hear anything by a pilot, be a reason to worry. "It wants to get everyone home."
A last Signal of Benoist’ aircraft with the registration D-KBLV you haven't received in the afternoon, near an area where a detection was not possible, namely to the West of the Katschberg pass in Muhr in the Lungau region. Benoist was in the direction North-West on the road. His track was lost.
rescue teams were on the Thursday immediately on the search, including three helicopter, mountain rescuers from Kleinarl, Großarl, Wagrain, as well as Muhr in the Lungau region. They were looking for between Carinthia and Salzburg, which is why the rescue of two länder were in use. "Due to poor visibility and a lot of snow, it was canceled today at 20 PM, the search use of, and in the morning on Friday continue," wrote the mountain rescue Tamsweg on Thursday evening on their Facebook page. "We have to help us also offered to," says Schunk on Friday morning. The weather conditions had been so bad that the pilots can not start had of king village.
the Benoist was considered an experienced Pilot. "He has paused in between times, was for several years actively," says Schunk. The Hechendorfer was very broken up regularly by the king of the village. The glider pilot heard the Heard according to the Bavarian aeronautical club of Munich, in the Benoist is a member of. Some 350 pilots from a total of six Clubs to use the site of the soaring centre in king's village. "You know," says Schunk. The conditions were on Wednesday well, he was flying with his glider, in the meantime, in 4000 meters height.
early Friday evening, the police in Salzburg confirmed the rescuers to about 2200 meters of altitude on the Weißeck in the Lungau region in the hard-accessible terrain, a plane would be discovered. A rescue team was lowered, but the pilots came too late to help. The family was notified. The cause of the disaster was on Friday still unclear.
Dr. Robert Benoist was in the municipality of Seefeld is well known. He leaves behind his wife, three children and five stepchildren. the Since 1990, the entrepreneurs engaged in the Green, in 2005, he founded the Seefeld branch, and was since 2007, with a short interruption is also a member of the municipal Council.
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glider, Salzburg, gone: a Pilot started in upper Bavaria - snow search
Update from the 29 disabled. May, 15.45 PM: The rescuers had now, apparently, success in the search for the missing glider pilots: According to information from our editorial staff, the aircraft was discovered on Friday at 2,200 meters of altitude at cedar house close to the Katschberg tunnel in the South of the Austrian Federal state of Salzburg . The condition of the pilot nothing was initially known.
initial message: Herrsching/Salzburg - the First, according to the man's start on Wednesday morning with his glider on a airfield to Herrsching am Ammersee in the Landkreis of Starnberg. The ORF reported. There, but there is no airfield. The first research of the Starnberger Merkur have shown that the sailplane is registered to a Person from Seefeld. Whether or not this was sitting in the plane, is not yet known.
glider, Salzburg, disappeared known: last Position
in The early afternoon of Wednesday, it was the last to establish contact with the pilots, the ORF further. His Position was the following: to the West of the Katschberg pass in Muhr in the Lungau region. He had been in the direction of the North-West on the road.
mountain rescuers search for missing glider in Salzburg
After that no more contact had been possible. Rescue teams immediately set on the way, and the search for the glider to start. With several helicopter and mountain rescuers from Kleinarl, Großarl, Wagrain, as well as Muhr in the Lungau region were.
new snow: Poor visibility hampers search for glider in Salzburg
around 21 o'clock on Thursday, the search was aborted, however. As the mountain rescue Tamsweg reported on Facebook that there is now a point of view to bad. In addition, there have been a lot of snow. A trace of the glider is missing so far.
On Friday should now be on the search for more decided.
glider disappeared: accidents
happen again and again, again and again, in the case of small plane trips in the leisure sector to serious accidents. In the vicinity of Ohlstadt (the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria) has crashed in the past year, a sail plane. Two people were on Board. Similar things happened in 2019 at the Spitzingsee. Fatal a gliding tour for a 29 ended-Year-olds. He crashed in the Ammergau Alps.Updated Date: 29 May 2020, 14:33