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Three dead as plane crashes into crowd in Germany

Old 14th Oct 2018, 16:08
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Three dead as plane crashes into crowd in Germany

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world...mpression=true

At least three people have died after a small plane crashed in the central German state of Hesse, reports say.

A small Cessna aircraft hit a group of people clustered by an airfield on Wasserkuppe mountain near Fulda at around 15:45 local time (13:45 GMT).

Reports quoting police say two adults and a child were killed in the crash, and eight more were injured.

The plane was reportedly trying to gain height after a failed landing.

The weather was reportedly fair at the time of the crash.


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Old 14th Oct 2018, 16:49
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2018/10/14 - C172 in central Germany

This is very sad...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45858270

A small plane has crashed in the central Germany, killing three people.

The single-engine Cessna hit a group of people clustered by an airfield on Wasserkuppe mountain near the town of Fulda in Hesse state on Sunday.

The plane was reportedly trying to gain height after a failed landing and crashed through an airport fence at about 15:45 (13:45 GMT).
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 21:17
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Out of interest, what is the elevation there?

C172- 4 POB- High altitude...…..
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2958 feet / 902m MSL
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 16:49
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Going around uphill 29m difference between threshold and end of runway.
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The 3 people (mother with two kids) were on a pedestrian path aprox 120 meters behind the runway.
Between path and runway is a public road.

Landing on 24 in the end of the video, while taxiing you see car on the road.

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Bad news. Wasserkuppe is a place with historic significance, one of the birthplaces of German aviation and one of the first places people flew gliders.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 07:17
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Single engine Cessna with four men onboard doing some uphill go around on an tricky hillside.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 22:18
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All very sad and an interesting video. May I ask a question not related to the incident?

I was always taught that when you move the controls to do a full and free movement check you actually look out the window to see that things are going in the right direction as you do so. was I over-taught or does that young lady just go through the motions.
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Originally Posted by SATCOS WHIPPING BOY View Post
All very sad and an interesting video. May I ask a question not related to the incident?

I was always taught that when you move the controls to do a full and free movement check you actually look out the window to see that things are going in the right direction as you do so. was I over-taught or does that young lady just go through the motions.
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You would do that during the pre-flight .. last-minute check is for full & free movement.
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 07:13
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SWB,

I fly a C182 glider towplane. My SOP is to do a careful control check on the first flight of the day, including checking that the control surfaces move in the correct sense. On subsequent flights, I just do a check that the yoke moves freely to its limits, to make sure that nothing has jammed the controls.
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Thank you both.
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Always checked visually the control bits outside moved as they should, too many professionals, even test pilots, have been killed because ailerons operated in the reverse sense. Roy Chadwick, designer of the Lancaster, was killed in the crash of the Tudor during take off following overnight maintenance on the ailerons and controls were reversed.
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As has been said, pre take off vital action is full and free movement to check no foreign object has been dislodged and now jams the control linkage.

Walkround check on on an aircraft without powered controls I move the control and see that the column moves in the way I expect and does not require excessive force to be moved.
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