Small ultralight plane landed on trees in a wooded area in the eastern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on Monday, reported local media.
The pilot had to perform an emergency landing on Monday night in the vicinity of the town of Schwäbisch-Gmünd and ended up on the trees. As the rescue operation turned out to be very difficult, the pilot had to spend nearly 13 hours at a height of 30 meters in the single seater machine.
In the rescue action participated 60 people from the fire department, police and ambulance. After being rescued, the 59-year-old pilot was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, although the initial data is that he’s unharmed. “He is doing well under the circumstances,” said a spokesman for the local police.
After the evacuation of the pilot the plane fell and ignited. The machine is almost burned, and after the fire investigating the causes of the accident is difficult.