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Aircraft hit tower in Germany

Old 19th Jul 2020, 18:56
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Aircraft hit tower in Germany

https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/p.../26018116.html

hope all ok.
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Old 19th Jul 2020, 19:36
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Originally Posted by 7of9
hope all ok.
Father and son were taken to hospital by a helicopter - police couldn't say wether they were badly injured.
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Old 19th Jul 2020, 19:58
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Now that's an interesting one...

Any idea about what happened here?!
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Old 21st Jul 2020, 15:43
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Close fly by of the tower gone wrong? A little bit of turbulence and you easily hit it instead of flying just past it.
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Crikey..
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They told us light aircraft pilots needed a special background check called ZÜP to prevent them putting their planes in buildings .
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That's an expensive way of notifying the tower that you have a problem.

With that said, the damage looks pretty severe, and I wish all involved, including tower personnel, a speedy and complete recovery. It looks like the aircraft hit the corner of the roof (eave area) which could have projected through the windscreen into the cabin area. Not good. The tower cab must have been full of flying glass particles, not to mention airplane bits, but with luck it was tempered (safety) glass. Hopefully the engine and/or prop didn't end up in someone's lap.

Has anyone heard anything about the condition of the pilots and the tower folks?

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Old 25th Jul 2020, 18:23
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Well that's one way of paying a visit to the Tower.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 18:31
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With regard to the tower: No glass broke. Nobody's hurt.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 18:58
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Originally Posted by BDAttitude
With regard to the tower: No glass broke. Nobody's hurt.
Well that's certainly some good news! What about the folks aboard the airplane? Can you post a link to your source?

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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:07
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Originally Posted by capngrog
Well that's certainly some good news! What about the folks aboard the airplane? Can you post a link to your source?

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The article linked by OP states that. It also states that the crew were father and son, seriously injured and administered to hospital by helicopter.
Another article states that they were lightly injured but that's not compatible with being airlifted, so most likely serious but not life-threatening.
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Thanks, I neither read nor speak German ... I have enough trouble with English.

Judging from the state of the cockpit area shown on the video, I'd think that anyone who survived that would have been very lucky indeed. Of course some of the damage may have been due to first responders cutting the survivors from the wreckage.

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Old 26th Jul 2020, 03:00
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From the article in post #1, using the proffered Google Translate tab:A small plane flew into the tower of the airfield in Müncheberg east of Berlin - and initially got stuck. The two passengers on the plane - father and son - were lucky on Sunday. They were rescued by emergency services and flown to hospitals by helicopter. The 68-year-old pilot and his 46-year-old son were injured, a police spokeswoman said. How severe the injuries were was initially unclear.

The cause of the collision of the ultralight aircraft at Eggersdorf airfield in a district of Müncheberg (Märkisch-Oderland district) also remained open for the time being. This should be found out during an aircraft accident investigation. According to the police, the experts were on site on Sunday.No other people were injured. There was a man in the tower at the time of the collision, but he was not injured. The shell of the tower was not damaged, panes were not broken.
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