Two dead after glider crashes in Tienen, Belgium

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On 8 August around 15:20 (UTC +2), a glider crashed near Tienen, Belgium. According to Katrien Partyka, Mayor of Tienen, two persons died in the crash. 

The pilot, aged 57, and his 18-year-old passenger are deceased, the Louvain prosecutor’s office confirmed.

The glider crashed in a field about one kilometre from the Goetsenhoven/Gossoncourt airfield.

The exact circumstances of the accident are still being investigated.


  1. Hi, please correct the name of Mayor of Tienen : Katrien Partyka (not Patryka)
    Kind regards, Jean-Luc


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