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Crashed Microlight Pilot Spends Night In Tree In Germany

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BERLIN – A pilot of a microlight aircraft was forced to spend 12 hours up the tree
he crashed into after rescuers said they would have to wait until daylight.

The Press Trust of India (PTI) reports that the pilot had crash-landed into
the tree, about 30km east of Stuttgart in southern Germany, late Monday night.

Rescuers feared the plane might fall to the ground if they tried to rescue
him overnight.

The 59-year-old pilot was eventually brought to safety Tuesday.

Police in the south-western state of Baden-Wuerttemberg have not named the
pilot. It was not clear if the pilot was injured in the incident.

The aircraft was lodged in the tree about 30m above ground near Degenfeld
and the rescuers had to abandon initial attempts to bring him down as night
fell, the report said. – Bernama


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