Mid-air collision Accident Zlín 526AFS Akrobat Special D-EWQC, Saturday 24 September 2022
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Date:Saturday 24 September 2022
Time:c. 18:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic Z26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Zlín 526AFS Akrobat Special
Owner/operator:Kunstflugstaffel Gera
Registration: D-EWQC
MSN: 1207
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:near Gera-Leumnitz Airfield (EDAJ), Thuringia -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gera-Leumnitz Airfield (EDAJ)
Destination airport:Gera-Leumnitz Airfield (EDAJ)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Two Zlín 526AFS Akrobat Special aircraft of Kunstflugstaffel Gera collided in mid air near Gera-Leumnitz Airfield (EDAJ), Thuringia and crashed in a field.
Both pilots,Dieter Geipel (73) and Michael Storeck (42), died and both aircraft were destroyed.


Sources:

https://m.bild.de/news/inland/news-inland/piloten-krachten-in-der-luft-zusammen-zwei-tote-bei-kunstflieger-crash-in-thueri-81425772.bildMobile.html
https://www.thueringen24.de/thueringen/article300003762/thueringen-flugzeugabsturz-gera-flugzeug-unfall-news.html
https://www.rnd.de/panorama/flugzeugabsturz-bei-gera-bericht-von-zwei-todesopfern-QHHOFGWLIQ3STNPHWMFB3S5JIA.html
https://www.bild.de/video/clip/video/video-zeigt-absturz-in-gera-zwei-piloten-tot-flugzeuge-verhaken-sich-und-fallen-81428872.bild.html (accident video)

https://www.kunstflug-staffel.de/kunstflugzeuge/

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/3/15415_1358791440.jpg (photo)



History of this aircraft

Ex DDR-WQC, DM-WQC,

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Sep-2022 21:55 Captain Adam Added
25-Sep-2022 02:10 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2022 02:23 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
25-Sep-2022 10:33 TB Updated [Narrative]
25-Sep-2022 12:35 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2022 19:01 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
26-Sep-2022 06:22 BaloghGy Updated [Country, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2022 06:22 harro Updated [Country]

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