- Sep 30, 2016
- Liverpool, UK
- MTO Sport
- Total Flight Time
As part of the training to obtain the license for gyroplane pilots, a training flight was planned at the Hildesheim Airfield. At approximately 11:00, the student pilot and his instructor ...
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"When a so-called gyrocopter crashed on Wednesday in Hildesheim, two men died. The accident apparently occurred because parts of the aircraft had come loose in the air.
A police spokesman said the gyroplane was just about to land at Hildesheim airfield. According to the latest findings, individual parts are said to have dissolved in the air... The gyroplane fell from a height of about 50 meters about 400 meters from the airport near a logistics center. The gyrocopter "fell like a stone from the sky," said witnesses. The emergency services found a 60-year-old from Hildesheim and a 53-year-old from Oldendorf in the Stade district in the rubble. Both were dead. There were no injuries or other damage on the ground, said the police spokesman."
The deceased instructor was Germany's first gyrocopter instructor, and had 15,000 hours.
Die Ultraleicht Flugschule in Hildesheim bietet Rundflüge im Tragschrauber oder der Shark an – und außerdem noch die Ausbildung zum Piloten!
One rotor blade appears to be missing at the crash scene. And now reports say that the engine departed, and was found on a roof...
Sincere condolences to all affected by this terrible tragedy.