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Collision at Hahnweide 2019

Old 15th Sep 2019, 18:39
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Collision at Hahnweide 2019

A British Jodel and a German registered Cessna 172 collided when the Jodel was on its take-off run. The Cessna was in the waiting queue...

All managed to get out on their own two feet.

I took some pics but won't post them, however the German press have reported it:

https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 10:10
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I was there, and also took some photos. I have no problems posting them when there are no serious injuries or deaths, but they don't really show a lot more than the press photos.

There's some discussion at reddit, which also contains a link to more photos, but not much is known.

The Jodel (model 1050, built in 1959) veered to the left early in the takeoff run during the day's second mass-departure, and crashed into the (1956 vintage) Cessna 172, with maybe 30 more aircraft waiting on the taxiways on either side of the 1300 m grass runway. The first part of the runway has quite some incline, so acceleration of the Jodel, which isn't exactly over-powered in the first place, was relatively slow. The reason why it went left is unknown, winds were low, and although the runway has some bumps, none are bad enough to cause such a diversion.

All operations were suspended for over an hour. Departures resumed from the western part of the runway, and later from the entire runway, but there were no more landings and the airshow was cancelled completely.

The accident area was cordoned off, BFU personnel have been looking at the scene, and my assumption is that the specialist investigators will arrive today to take a close look and decide what to do with the wreckage. The BFU website is notoriously low on details (i. e. there are none), and I don't expect any information until their next Bulletin. Since no-one was seriously hurt, they may even chose only to publish a factual report without any analysis of the causes. We'll see.

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Old 16th Sep 2019, 10:40
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Four people have been taken to hospital.
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 10:49
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Four people have been taken to hospital.
Yes, but according to the announcer on the meeting, they only had light injuries and I think they were taken to hospital only for observation to make sure they didn't suffer from any late consequences of a concussion. I witnessed the occupants climb out of the aircraft by themselves, and as far as I can tell there were no injuries that would require hospitalisation. I didn't see any ambulances leaving the accident site in a hurry.
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 12:37
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I witnessed the occupants climb out of the aircraft by themselves, and as far as I can tell there were no injuries that would require hospitalisation. I didn't see any ambulances leaving the accident site in a hurry.
This is very happy news, and hopefully it is correct that the injuries were very minor. That said, people who have just experienced traumatic injuries are capable of surprising exertion for a brief period, then may quickly deteriorate to their actual injured state. If you have occasion to care for a person who has been in a physically traumatic event, get them to safety with great care and as little motion as possible, then keep them warm and still until qualified medics arrive. Even if they tell you they are okay, and can walk, they may not be as well as they want to think that they are.
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Old 17th Sep 2019, 06:10
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According to some newspapers only lacerations. So the transport to hospital for some stitches makes sense.

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Old 19th Sep 2019, 10:41
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They were very lucky that the fuel from the ripped open tanks did not ignite.
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