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Michael Schumacher's wife to sell his private jet

25 JULY 2014

Michael Schumacher's wife has decided to sell his private jet. It comes with a price tag of £15million.

Corinna's step to put her husband's grey Falcon 2000EX jet, capable of carrying eight passengers and flying at 920km/h, on the market comes 207 days after Michael was in a critical skiing accident in the French Alps, after which he was put into a medically-induced coma.

The plane, which flew the retired Formula One driver between 300 and 400 hours a year around the world during his active career, still features Michael's initials on the tailplane.

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Michael Schumacher's wife has put his private jet on sale


Earlier this month, Corinna spoke for the first time since her husband's accident in December to share the news that his condition is "getting better".

The Switzerland-born horserider, who has been married to Michael for 19 years and is mother to the couple's two children, said she has been encouraged by her husband's signs of recovery.

"It's getting better," she said. "Slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving."

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The private jet still features Michael's initials on the tailplane


Corinna's comments came a month after reports claimed Michael was responding to her voice.

Following news that the F1 ace had finally left Grenoble hospital following his life-threatening skiing accident, German newspaper Bild said that Michael is breathing unassisted for periods of time and is reacting to voices around him – particularly Corinna's.

"The voice of Corinna has a much stronger effect on him than the voices of other people," the paper wrote.

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Michael and Corinna have been married for 19 years


Michael, who is married to German-born Corinna and is father to Gina Maria and Mick, was with his teenage son at the time of the accident. The seven-time F1 champion was taken to hospital after he hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in Meribel.

He was released from Grenoble hospital in June, when he was transferred to the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) in western Switzerland, just 20 miles from the Schumacher family home.

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