Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Mid-air collision during German air show leaves 2 dead

Download: Printable PDF Date: 11 Sep 2016 15:39 category:
Mid-air collision during German air show leaves 2 dead - Events / Festivals publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Germany Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: RT

Two people have been killed after two airplanes crashed head-on during an airshow in Grossrückerswalde in the eastern state of Saxony in Germany.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon during Flugplatzfest 2016.

Police in Chemnitz confirmed that after colliding, the glider crashed to the ground, killing its two occupants, while the ultralight aircraft was able to land at a nearby airport, according to Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

It’s understood one of the deceased is a 54-year-old man while the second is a woman believed to have been his daughter, reported Bild.

While the cause of the crash is not yet known, police and air traffic control have launched an investigation.

The incident comes only a day after another plane caught fire in the region, with the pilot having to make an emergency landing in a field.

The 40-year-old escaped without any injuries.

Loading comments for Mid-air collision during German air show leaves 2 dead...


Daher TBM 930’s latest features in “The magic touch” video

The most recent features and functionality on the TBM 930 – the high-end model in Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft family – are spotlighted in a new video: “TBM 930 - The M...

First Global Program for Wine in the Air by VistaJet

VistaJet announced the launch of The VistaJet Wine Program, the most expansive and engaging experience of wine, designed to enhance the exploration of the world of wine on its aircraft and a...

Sukhoi Civil triples maintenance centre throughput at Zhukovsky

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC), producer of Russia’s Superjet 100 regional jets has, in the space of a year, tripled the capacity of its maintenance operations at its Zhukovsky Centre (Moscow r...

MJet becomes first ACJ customer for Skywise

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will stor...