Friday, 4 May 2012
EINDHOVEN – A single cylinder plane registered to the Eindhoven Aeroclub crashed at Eindhoven Airport on Friday afternoon.
There were four passengers on board: the pilot and a father with his two children aged 11 and 13. The Airport was closed for most of the evening. The pilot was transferred to Sint Elisabeth hospital in Tilburg and is still in critical condition. The father and two children suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital (MMC in Veldhoven).The charity ‘Hoogvliegers’ (highflyers) had made it possible for one of the children on board to take this flight. The charity works together with pilots and their helicopters or planes to give chronically or terminally ill children the chance to fly. The flight crashed around 17.00 during landing. The reason for the accident is not yet known. A number of passengers at the airport witnessed the crash. Source: Eindhoven Dichtbij