A light plane crashes in Ohain, Walloon Brabant (Belgium) – The two people on board died

The site of the crash © Google Street View

Two people died in an air accident on Sunday evening in the countryside of Lasne in the province of Walloon Brabant, according to the website of RTL Info radio and television channel.

The emergency services were called to intervene on Sunday evening shortly after 18.30 in Ohain, in the municipality of Lasne. For an unknown reason, an ultra-light Rans S-6 Coyote II aircraft crashed there, causing the death of its two occupants, the pilot (a man born in 1953) and his passenger (a woman born in 1971) whose bodies were charred. The mayor of Lasne confirms the deaths. The identity of the two people on board the ULM has not been disclosed.

The plane is thought to be a two-seater light tourist plane that took off from Buzet aerodrome (ICAO code EBBZ), in Pont-à-Celles, in the province of Hainaut. The intervention of a forensic doctor was requested by the judicial authorities at the scene of the accident.

At 21:30, the police were still at the scene and the Walloon Brabant firefighters, who had extinguished the fire, were lighting the site to allow the judicial authorities to investigate.
Source: RTL and Belga

UPDATE: According to judicial experts, the crash is due to a pilot error. The pilot was making a sharp turn while flying at low altitude (100 ft), causing the plane to crash and to burn immediately thereafter. Both people on board were from Lasne, where the accident occurred.


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