A KNRM rescue boat at Nieuwe Waterweg, 11 june 2015 - Credit: A KNRM rescue boat (Picture: Twitter/@KNRM) / Wikimedia Commons - License: CC-BY-SA
Thursday, 7 January 2016 - 07:52
Missing German pilot's body found after small plane crash
The body of a 76 year old German pilot, whose small plane crashed into the North Sea near Petten on Monday, was found off the coast of Schoorl on Wednesday, NU reports. The Dutch Coast Guard lead the two day long search. Navy divers found the body. The plane, a Cirrus Aircraft SR20, took off on from an airport in Gloucestershire, England on Monday and was on his way to the Musnster-Osnabruck in Germany. The pilot was the only person on board. The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. Aviation expert Martin Duijvestin thinks that sleet probably caused the crash, he said to Noordhollands Dagblad. "As a pilot you should stay away from such ice, if it appears suddenly, you have to turn around as fast as possible and get out."