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Old 9th Jun 2015, 09:23
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John Farley

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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Chichester West Sussex UK
Age: 86
Posts: 2,206
So sorry WestWind

Hope this helps others re background info- from Googling the registration.

Type: Silhouette image of generic SF25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scheibe SF 25C Rotax Falke
Owner/operator: Flugsportclub Aschaffenburg
Registration: D-KTIC
C/n / msn: 44555
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 0,2 km from Aschaffenburg Airport (EDFC) - Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature: Private
Departure airport: Aschaffenburg Airport (EDFC)
Destination airport: Aschaffenburg Airport (EDFC)

A Rotax 912 powered motorglider Scheibe SF 25 C ("Rotaxfalke") returned from a local scenic flight, when the plane crashlanded 200 m short of the threshold into a muddy (wet & ploughed) agricultural field.

Local media reports, that the flight took place as this was the first sunny day in a long time.

Both occupants were trapped in the wreckage for apx. an hour before they could be extracted by local fire brigade using hydraulic rescue equipment.

Both casualties are in serious condition, the 82 year old male pilot was airlifted by a rescue helicopter to Frankfurt University Trauma Center, while his 63 year female passenger was rushed with a second medevac-chopper to the district hospital Aschaffenburg.

Flying conditions were perfect, the visibility more than 50km, the wind virtually clam.
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