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Brazilian pilot Kindlemann crashes in air race

2010-04-16 09:52 BJT

Brazilian pilot Adilson Kindlemann suffered only minor injuries after crashing his plane during a training run for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship racein Perth, Australia on Thursday.

Adilson Kindlemann of Brazil crashes into the Swan River during the Red Bull Air Race Training day on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Perth, Australia. The Brazilian was pulled out of the water within minutes and was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.(AP Photo/Chang Jie Chen)

Adilson Kindlemann of Brazil crashes into the Swan River during 
the Red Bull Air Race Training day on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in 
Perth, Australia. The Brazilian was pulled out of the water within 
minutes and was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.(AP 
Photo/Chang Jie Chen)

Adilson Kindlemann's preparations for the Air Race took a decidely downward turn as his plane smashed into the waters of the Swan River. Approaching gate three in the middle of the race track, the Brazilian's MXS-R race plane hit the water with his wings level and tail frist. The emergency reponse teams who assist the race organisers were quickly on hand - pulling Kindlemann out of his upturned craft. The 36-year old was immediately taken to hospital. But, thankfully no serious damage was done. Race organisers were quick to stress their preparedness in case of such an event.

A rescue worker races to attend to Adilson Kindlemann of Brazil after he crashed into the Swan River during the Red Bull Air Race Training day on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Perth, Australia. The Brazilian was pulled out of the water within minutes and was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.(AP Photo/Chang Jie Chen)
A rescue worker races to attend to Adilson Kindlemann of Brazil 
after he crashed into the Swan River during the Red Bull Air Race 
Training day on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Perth, Australia. The 
Brazilian was pulled out of the water within minutes and was taken 
to hospital suffering minor injuries.(AP Photo/Chang Jie Chen)

Adilson Kindlemann who suffers minor injuries in crash, says, "I feel good. I laugh, I feel alive. It's good."

Bernd Loidl, the CEO Red Bull Air Race, says, "Our number one priority is safety and thanks to the amazing efforts of our specialists in the emergency response team, Kindlemann was rescued in less than one minute and I am pleased to confirm that Kindlemann is in good health having only suffered minor injuries. As a precautionary measure, he will be held in the Royal Perth Hospital overnight."

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