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After a horror flight: tandem pilot, his flight loses for the time being license

In the autumn of 2018 provided a Horror-tandem flight of a US-tourists in Interlaken for worldwide headlines. The glider pilot had forgotten his passenger safel

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After a horror flight: tandem pilot, his flight loses for the time being license

In the autumn of 2018 provided a Horror-tandem flight of a US-tourists in Interlaken for worldwide headlines. The glider pilot had forgotten his passenger safely. In addition to a fine, the offending Pilot will be punished with a temporary withdrawal of the licence.

Because of the "serious error" is removed from the pilot for two months the pilot's license, such as Christian Schubert, a spokesman for the Federal office for civil aviation (Foca), on Tuesday, a message of "view online" confirmed. This measure was pronounced in the context of an administrative procedure.

This is a so-called "warning of deprivation", which is granted for a limited period of time. On a final withdrawal of the license, the Foca omitted. Such a "Backup Turkey" would be used if the Suitability of the pilot would be questioned.

even before that, the offending Pilot had been occupied with a fine of 800 Swiss francs, in the framework of the so-called administrative procedure. Still pending a criminal investigation, the Federal attorney's office.

horror flight filmed

The American Tourist and the Pilot had right after the Start, noticed that the passenger was not secured and helpless to the handlebar of the glider dangling. The Pilot was therefore looking for as quickly as possible a place to land and went on a Meadow in Unterseen, to the ground.

The American Tourist survived the horror of the flight with some injuries. Shortly before landing, the force left him, and he let himself fall. He sustained a wrist fracture. Also a upper arm tendon tear, because the man had such long claws on the steering rod of the slider and the leg of the pilot. The American Tourist, published on Youtube a Video of the flight, has been watched over a Million Times.

The Region of Interlaken is a keen attraction for adventure sports. Numerous companies offer tandem flights with paragliders or hang gliders. Per year there are several Thousand landings.

(mac/sda)

Created: 20.03.2019, 09:10 PM

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