The accidents occurred at airfield parties in metzingen and backnang. In both cases the investigators are still investigating how the accidents could have happened.
At the airfield in metzingen, a helicopter was about to take off at just after 16:00.00 o’clock take off. A skid became entangled. How exactly it came to this, was still unclear until early monday morning. The machine started to spin and fell onto its side. The impact caused parts of the helicopter to come loose. They flew through the air and killed a 38-year-old family man.
Other parts hit a 58-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, the police added. They were flown to a clinic by rescue helicopter. The pilot and co-pilot escaped with injuries. They were also taken to hospital with another slightly injured bystander. Damage estimated at two million euros. A total of almost 100 helpers were on duty, including several doctors, the DRK emergency aftercare team and an emergency chaplain.