One killed in Flying Bull T-28 crash in the Czech Republic

The T-28B Trojan BuNo 138179 registered OE-ESA (Photo C.J. van de Burgt (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

We have just learned of the tragic crash of North American T-28B Trojan BuNo 138179 registered OE-ESA of the Austrian Flying Bull collection. The aircraft crashed in Jickovice  in the Czech Republic as it was returning from the Leźno airshow in Poland.

T-28B Bu138179 OE-ESA in 2018 ( Photo Pavel Vanka (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) )

Pilot Rainer Steinberger was killed in the accident and his passenger was injured and hospitalized in Prague. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of Rainer Steinberger, and our best wishes to the survivor of this tragic accident.

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21 June 2021 update : The name of the pilot and the status of the passenger have been made public.

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