The Cessna did not pick up, broke through a barrier and rolled into a waiting crowd. Local media reported that the pilot lost control of the aircraft when trying to land at Wasserkuppe. The weather was reportedly fair at the time. The cause of the crash is currently undetermined. Either other people are thought to have been injured during the crash.
An eyewitness suffered a severe shock.Police in Hesse state said the victims, two women and a boy reported to be as young as 10, were on a path next to an airfield at the Wasserkuppe hill near Fulda. The plane, carrying four passengers, came from the Mannheim area of southwestern Germany and had been on an excursion to the Wasserkuppe.The 56-year-old pilot and three passengers were taken to hospital with slight injuries. The aircraft is reported to have been privately owned. Hesse state prime minister Volker Bouffier and interior minister Peter Beuth said they were “deeply affected” by the crash on the state chancellery Twitter page. Cessna Aircraft was formed when Clyde Cessna and Victor Roos became partners in the Cessna-Roos Aircraft Company in 1927. The first Cessna aircraft flew it in June 1911 between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.