NewsOne dead after a small plane crash in Ostallgäu

One dead after a small plane crash in Ostallgäu

A single-engine small plane crashes near the community of Wald. One man dies, another is seriously injured. Investigators are trying to clarify the cause.

Forest – When a small airplane crashed in a forest area near the Bavarian community of Wald in the Ostallgäu district, a person was killed on Monday.

Another person was seriously injured, the Kempten police announced on Monday evening. The 65-year-old man died at the scene of the accident despite attempts at resuscitation. His 53-year-old companion was taken to the hospital. There was no mortal danger. It was initially unclear whether the dead person was the pilot.

Airplane completely destroyed after crash

According to the police, witnesses observed how the single-engine propeller plane of the type “Breezer C” lost significantly in height and finally fell into the forest. Parts of the wreckage got stuck in a tree at a height of a few meters.

Emergency services and the volunteer fire brigade found the aircraft completely destroyed and freed the two occupants from the wreckage. According to a police spokesman, the machine took off from the Kempten-Durach airfield, about 15 kilometers away.

The cause of the crash was initially unknown. An expert from the Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation inspected the wreck. The criminal police also investigated under the direction of the Kempten public prosecutor’s office. dpa

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