German pilot dies in Iranian ultra-light crash

A German pilot was killed when his ultra-light aircraft crashed at an air show in front of hundreds of spectators on the Iranian island of Kish in the Gulf, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

German pilot dies in Iranian ultra-light crash
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The unidentified 54-year-old pilot died immediately in Friday’s accident, the government daily Iran said. The official IRNA news agency said he had travelled to Iran specifically to take part in the October 28-31 event.

“It is too soon to say why the plane crashed. The reason will be announced after the experts have completed their probe,” Reza Jafarzadeh, the spokesman for Iran’s civil aviation organisation, told IRNA.