Horn: One dead in small-plane-and-white collision: assessor to determine

After the collision of a sailplane and a propelller machine in the district of Neu-Ulm the cause of the accident is still unclear. The two accident pilots were

Horn: One dead in small-plane-and-white collision: assessor to determine

After the collision of a sailplane and a propelller machine in the district of Neu-Ulm the cause of the accident is still unclear. The two accident pilots were seized, the parties Involved, as well as interviewed witnesses; now appraiser determine. May be expected on Monday, further evidence, said a police spokesman on Saturday.

At the collision was on Friday, the 52-year-old Pilot of a sailplane killed, crashed after the collision. The other plane, a single-engine machine that was controlled by a 52-year-old man, as the police spokesman said. With him, the 73-Year-old on Board. The engine plane was able to land after the collision to a point about one mile distant airfield.

The public Prosecutor's office in Memmingen sent an appraiser, an employee of the Federal Agency for flight accident investigation (BFU), came to the crash site in Emershofen, a community of white horn. Both aircraft were launched according to the figures available at the aerodrome white horn. The sky was clear, the view is actually free: "It was bright sunshine," said a police spokesman after the accident.

the wreckage of The Sailplane was rescued in the night to Saturday. The investigators searched for a larger part of a wing. The single-engine Propeller plane, to be referred to the police as a "total loss". She was damaged on the right wing significantly.

dpa
Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 14:26

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