It was a dark weekend for recreational aviation.

In the first incident, two glider pilots collided above Haltern am See in Germany.

One pilot was an experienced 29-year old from Aero Club Salland in the Netherlands, who had departed Saturday morning for a long cross-country flight.

The reason for the crash is unknown. One pilot was found 200m from the crash site, and had probably tried to bail out with a parachute after the collission. He was found after police searched the area.  
On Sunday, in a separate incident, a gliding pilot was killed in Gilze-Rijen. The reason for the crash is unknown.