Bavaria: Four Germans Crash in Foggy Forest
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What: Schulter Planungs- und Ausführungs- GmbH Robinson R44 Raven I en route from Augsburg to Salzburg Airport
Where: Teisendorf, southeast Bavaria, Germany
When: June 9, 2012
Who: 4 aboard, 4 fatalities
Why: 15 km away from his destination the pilot of a Robinson R44 Raven reported that he had to perform a precautionary landing, then disappeared from radar screens when he crashed in a forested hillside 200 meters from a farm near Teisendorf, southeast Bavaria. The pilot apparently flew into an area of sudden fog. At the time of the accident, there was low visibility, and there were low hanging clouds.
The chopper pilot had only recently finished training.
The two men and two women aboard were German.