Nuremberg – Between the slide and the swing lie the debris of an airplane …
The daycare playground, where children were happily romping around three hours earlier, looks like a battlefield.
► What happened? On Tuesday afternoon, pilot Peter K. (64) took off from the Feuerstein airfield near Ebermannstadt (Bavaria) with his Cessna 177 Cardinal (original price 371,500 euros, top speed 230 km / h).
He flew in the direction of Würzburg, made a few laps in good conditions, then headed for the airfield again. But then he got caught in a snow storm that suddenly came!
The experienced pilot lost control of his aircraft – and crashed exactly on the day care center in Ebermannstadt. At around 5.45 p.m. the machine crashed into the playground, and pilot Peter K. died on impact. Luck in misfortune: the daycare center was closed at 3 p.m., and nobody was on the premises anymore.
On the day after the disaster, the deputy head Anna Amon reports: “The large window front in a group room is splintered into millions of pieces. There are broken pieces everywhere between the toys.
Pilot Peter K. leaves behind a widow who, according to BILD information, often sat with him in the cockpit. That day he was traveling alone.