The Red Bull aerobatic group “Flying Bulls” announced the identity of the killed pilot on Monday after the tragic crash: Rainer Steinberger was an experienced pilot, according to an Instagram post. “We are very shocked and saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts are with Rainer’s family and friends. ”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The North American T-28B Trojan of the “Flying Bulls” crashed over the Czech village of Zvikovké Podhradi late on Sunday afternoon on the return flight from Poland to Salzburg. Pilot Rainer Steinberger did not survive the crash. Another inmate was taken to a Prague hospital with serious injuries.
The first pictures of the crash site showed that the vintage airplane had crashed into a wooded area. The scene of the accident is near Jickovice, the police arrived with a large contingent. A service dog and members of a special unit were also in action.
The cause of the crash is unclear
The cause of the crash is still completely unclear. The police are investigating, too Employees of the Czech institute for technical research into the causes of air accidents were called in.