Near the Bavarian border: fighter plane crashes - pilot dies, woman injured on the ground
Created: 08/15/2022, 11:58 am
By: Katarina Amtmann
The pilot died in the accident near the Bavarian border.
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A historic fighter plane crashed at an air show near the Bavarian border.
The pilot died, the flight day was canceled.
Cheb/Tirschenreuth - After the crash of a historic fighter plane from the Second World War in the Czech border area to Germany with one dead, investigations into the cause have begun.
Cheb: Historic plane crashes near the Bavarian border
A spokeswoman for the police headquarters in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) announced on Monday, August 15, that they are working together with the Air Accident Investigation Authority (UZPLN).
However, results are not expected for several weeks at the earliest.
The machine crashed on Sunday (August 14) during a flight day in Cheb (Eger) on a field not far from a family house in the Podhrad district to the east.
The pilot died in the accident.
A woman on the ground was slightly injured.
The crash site is only a few kilometers from Waldsassen in der Oberpfalz (district of Tirschenreuth).
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Pilot dies in an accident: air show canceled near the Bavarian border
The air show was canceled after the fatal accident.
Originally a British fighter, the Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV belonged to a private aircraft museum in Prague-Tocna.
The owner, Czech internet entrepreneur and multi-millionaire Ivo Lukacovic, tweeted on Monday that he was dismayed by the death of his pilot.
Before the accident, he was looking forward to his number "like a little boy".
The single-seat propeller plane was manufactured in 1942.
During World War II, she fought on the British side against German aircraft in Italy, Greece and the former Yugoslavia.
According to the Prague Museum, it was the last airworthy model of the Mk. IV variant of the Hawker Hurricane.
Two men from Saxony lost their lives in a plane crash in Bavaria. The cause of the tragic accident is still unclear.
Two men from Saxony lost their lives in a plane crash in Bavaria.
The cause of the tragic accident is still unclear.