NewsCosta Rica: contact with small plane broke off –...

Costa Rica: contact with small plane broke off – “McFit” founder among missing people

Created: 10/22/2022 Updated: 10/22/2022, 2:10 p.m

„McFit“-Gründer Rainer Schaller und seine Freundin Christiane Schikorsky sollen in Costa Rica vermisst werden (Archivbild, 2019).
“McFit” founder Rainer Schaller and his girlfriend Christiane Schikorsky are said to be missing in Costa Rica (archive image, 2019). © Eventpress Radke/Imago

Five German citizens are missing off the coast of Costa Rica. They were traveling in a small plane when contact was lost.

Update from October 22, 2:08 p.m .: According to information from Bild am Sonntag , it is now known who the five occupants of the plane who have been missing since Friday are. It is said to be the multimillionaire and founder of the fitness chain “McFit”, Rainer Schaller. In addition, his girlfriend and her two children are on board. The fifth person is a man named Marcus Kurreck.

The spokeswoman for the “McFit” operator RSG-Group GmbH, Jeanine Minaty, confirmed this information to the image . “We don’t know any more at the moment,” he said. Contact with the private plane en route from Mexico to Costa Rica was lost on Friday. A search operation of the neighboring countries should be continued on Saturday. According to the picture , the machine is a private aircraft of the Piaggio 180 type.

In einem Flugzeug dieses Typs waren der „McFit“-Multimillionär und seine Familie vor Costa Rica unterwegs.
The “McFit” multi-millionaire and his family were traveling off Costa Rica in a plane of this type. © Markus Mainka/Imago

Five Germans missing off the coast of Costa Rica: contact with small aircraft broke off

First report from October 22nd: Puerto Limón – Five German passengers were on their way to Costa Rica. Contact suddenly broke off off the coast of the Caribbean state. The five Germans are considered missing.

Costa Rica: Contact with private plane breaks off – five German missing

The five missing people were on a private plane, it said on Saturday (October 22). The light aircraft was on its way from Mexico to Limón province airport on Friday when contact was lost at 6:00 p.m. (Saturday, 2:00 a.m. CEST), said Costa Rican Public Safety Minister Jorge Torres.

The machine suddenly lost its connection with the control tower at Barra de Parismina airport, and all measures were taken immediately to locate it, Torres said in a video published by his ministry.

Costa Rica: Search had to be stopped – further measures planned for Saturday

Because of the falling night and bad weather, the search was called off after a few hours. It should continue on Saturday.

Pictures of planes from Costa Rica had already caused consternation in April. A cargo plane broke in two on the runway. Twelve passengers were injured on a flight from Spain to Argentina. Shortly before Brazil, the plane encountered severe turbulence. Suitcases and bags, as well as food trays, were apparently also thrown through the cabin. (chd/AFP)

Schedules of the Valencia GP of MotoGP in Cheste and how to see it

The Cheste circuit hosts this weekend, from November 4 to 6, the 2022 MotoGP Comunitat Valenciana GP. See the schedules and all the information.

"Don't talk to me!": Danni Büchner makes a clear announcement to hated party guests

Danni Büchner is invited to Sam Dylan's Halloween party. But the "Goodbye Germany" emigrant has no desire for many other party guests. And find clear words.

King Charles III Portrait now on the first coin: Serious change to the Queen

Charles III first coins with his portrait are there. Coin lovers immediately discover two striking differences.

Unknown colourfulness

Bird Species Discovered on Islands in Indonesia

Braking was tricky

Apart from that, everything worked like a picture book for the railway world record in Switzerland