Two Lost in Glider Crash in France

Thursday, August 22, 2013
By George Hatcher


A privately owned Schempp-Hirth Arcus E glider had taken off from Sisteron Theze Airport and was near Faucon-de-Barcelonnette in the Ubaye mountains, France, when they disappeared on Sunday.

The two German glider pilots on the glider were both killed. They disappeared Sunday and were found near Faucon de Barcelonette. The 51 year old pilot was experienced.

They took off on Sunday and disappeared. THe last contact with them was at two in the afternoon.

There were strong winds and storms at the time of their disappearance.

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