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.

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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