It seems that C182 D-EGLF crashed in Croatia on flight from Split LDSP to Germany.
Flightaware shows a flight of May 26 to Mali Losinj, but nothing more. Was it today for the return flight then? Airplane seems to be stationed in Leverkusen.
It’s still not officially confirmed but is seems 4 POB deceased in the crash.
Flightaware shows a flight of May 26 to Mali Losinj, but nothing more. Was it today for the return flight then?
FR24 shows today’s departure at 9:13 UTC. On 26th they landed to Split LDSP, and departed today.
A lot of German aeroclub aircraft around the Adriatic this past week, and yes, the are often fully loaded with people for these trips. Flying to Croatia has become sort of a classic for German private pilots on the long ascension weekend.
A little bit of weather down there today, but nothing too bad. Actually, I think I heard them on the radio approaching Split when I was flying the Croatian coast the other way (northbound“) in glorious weather on the 26th.
BTW, the location of the crash is very close to the Plitvice lakes. They possibly made a detour to see them. Another possibility is that the route was also chosen in anticipation of having to circumnavigate the Alps to the east due to weather today. There is a published VFR route where they crashed. Mountains up to 6000 feet in the area.
Very sad to hear.
Lots of weather moving through there today. Radar video:
This webcam well north of Plitvicka Lakes (Japetić
https://goo.gl/maps/9NHhozQezuQZaT6D7) shows significant and fast weather deterioration.
20:00 UTC minus hours in picture
This picture shows actual weather at crash site two hours prior their departure and it only worsened.
ASN still reports them as missing. Has the airplane been.located?
Not untypical unfortunately for a flight over some holidays on the way back with a “fixed” return time…
Has the airplane been located?
Yes. 4 POB deceased: one Swiss (pilot), one Croat and two German nationality.