Glider Crash Sends Two to hospitals

Monday, March 4, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Flugsportclub Aschaffenburg Scheibe SF 25C Rotax Falke which had taken off from Aschaffenburg was returning from a scenic flight when it crashed in a muddy field next to the Hessian-Bavarian border near Großostheim airfield.

The pilot and passenger were taking advantage of pretty weather.

The two aboard the plane were trapped for an hour. Rescue was delayed by the mud in the field which made approaching with rescue equipment difficult.

A dozen rescue personnel, two paramedics, and forty firemen and policemen responded.

After they were extracted, they were flown to separate hospitals. The 63 year female passenger was flown to Aschaffenburg hospital. The 82 year old pilot was taken to Frankfurt University Trauma Center.

The Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchungen) is investigating. No cause of the crash has yet been advanced.

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