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Plane crash in Basel in thick fog (confirmed)

Old 7th Dec 2016, 15:49
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Plane crash in Basel in thick fog (confirmed)

Just now on the main runway on approach.

Currently on BA749 holding for takeoff. What sounded like a small plane (propellor or turboprop) crashed into the ground.

Captain said a plane was unsuccessful in their approach. Confirmed wreckage on runway. Emergency vehicles on site.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 15:54
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Survivors ?
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 15:57
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I heard the sound of the engine (hence propellor) and saw the fireball. Highly unlikely, the fog here is atrocious.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 16:06
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Metar 071630z 35004kt 320v020 0350 r15/0900d r33/0800d fzfg vv///
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 16:23
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Runway clear, crash to the left of runway on grass few hundred metres past threshold.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 16:28
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Planefinder seems to indicate the original poster's flight has just taxied back to the terminal.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 16:30
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LiveAtc has the tower recording, for what it's worth. Accident occurred at 16:41Z. All I could get off of it was BLSD.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 16:32
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Aircraft was a PA-34 belonging to a local flying club.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 16:35
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As the first post, sounded like a small plane, propellor, possibly twin engine. Not huge wreckage (we taxied past). Piper 34 sounds about right (unfortunately). Back at terminal, sounds like slim possibility runway might reopen. Not shut down yet so crew seems to hope so (perhaps).
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 16:39
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I can also confirm the registration HB-LSD belongs to a PA-34.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 17:12
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Approx location

BA749 decision to scrub will be made at quarter past seven (local). Police involved, confirmed fatalities (plural).

A/c shut down, flight to be rescheduled to tomorrow morning.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 19:00
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Local news stating at least one loss of life.

Kleinflugzeug stürzt beim Basel Airport ab ? ein Todesopfer - News: Standard - bazonline.ch (German)
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 22:13
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09:45 - garbled go around call
11:45 - the BA call about the GA aircraft
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 23:16
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Local airport - very sad! The fog has been awful the last few days.
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 08:46
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Accident at BSL 7th Dec 2016

BA Source reports a PA-34 passed low over a BA 320 at the holding point for take off at BSL and then crashed just off the runway. How close did they get?
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 09:07
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How close did they get?
Very - could have been a whole lot worse.
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Or, could have been a lot better...
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 13:40
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VFR?

Flight took off under VFR / Spec-VFR ?
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 14:03
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How is that possible, we landed earlier in CAT II conditions !!!!!
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 14:27
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For context, I was using sunglasses for the short drive to the airport. Parked, straight through security, but by the time I was airside you could hardly see to the end of the planes at gates. Sunset was 16:38, BA749 should have left at 17:15, accident was at 17:40.
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