Incident Platzer Motte B2 D-MHUE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189299
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Date:Monday 15 August 2016
Time:20:05 LT
Type:Platzer Motte B2
Registration: D-MHUE
MSN: 005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Schwäbisch Gmünd -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Hornberg Airfield
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot had triggered the ultralight's rescue parachute while on approach to his home airfield in Hornberg. The plane fell into trees in a hilly wood area and got stuck in tree tops. Resuce attemps by helicopter were aborted at night, since the helicopters downdraft endangered the plane's instable position.

Rescue attemps were resumed the following morning, when climbers managed to reach the tree tops and secure the plane. After being stuck for 13 hours, the pilot was lowered to the ground safely. He was not injured.

The plane could not be saved. After the rescue operation, it eventually fell to the ground and burnt.


Revision history:

16-Aug-2016 07:15 gerard57 Added
16-Aug-2016 19:54 flyflyfly Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Aug-2016 20:00 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source]
17-Aug-2016 09:44 Red Baron Updated [Registration]
22-Aug-2016 18:09 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport]
31-Aug-2016 14:59 Anon. Updated [Cn]

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