SPN DESTROYED IN CRASH, PILOT DEAD
One of the two Grob SPn Utility Jets flying prototypes was
destroyed during a demonstration flight near the company
factory in Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany on Wednesday, Grob CEO Niall
Olver confirmed to AvWeb. Chief SPn test pilot Gerard
Guillaumaud, 45, the sole occupant aboard the aircraft, was killed.
Guillaumaud was a former French Air Force pilot and a graduate of the
National Test Pilot School in Mojave, Calif. The crash occurred at 1:20
p.m. local time shortly after takeoff, according to witnesses.
Guillaumaud was demonstrating the aircrafts flight performance to
a group of invited company guests on the ground. More on