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Germany. light aircraft crashes under parachute, mistaken for balloon

Old 25th Jul 2020, 17:25
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Germany. light aircraft crashes under parachute, mistaken for balloon

Sadly it sounds like no survivors from the aircraft and no mention of the balloon pilot

https://www.swanseasound.co.uk/news/...say-witnesses/
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 17:37
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Obviously don't know the specifics but shouldn't be that hard to take evasive action from a hot-air balloon 🤔
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 17:58
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Local newspaper reports, that the chute was pulled.
Wouldn‘t be suprised if that turns out to be the hot air balloon.
Weather wasn‘t quite that great for driving balloons as well.
Apparently three dead. So one casualty from the house hit.
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That's why in the US free hot air balloons have the right of way over all other aircraft... I don't think that I could handle being in a balloon.
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...and everywhere else !
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Originally Posted by BDAttitude View Post
Local newspaper reports, that the chute was pulled.
Wouldn‘t be suprised if that turns out to be the hot air balloon.
Chute pulled from the hot air balloon ?? What sequence of events do you envision ?
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I think BDAttitude envisions the "hot air balloon" was actually the BRS chute, perhaps triggered too late to save those who died, or by the impact.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 20:45
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I think BDAttitude envisions the "hot air balloon" was actually the BRS chute, perhaps triggered too late to save those who died, or by the impact.
Thanks!
Pedestrians and the press .... gotta love'em.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 22:03
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BRS... now I get it...
They cite a pilot and a Copilot.... probably not knowing that an SEL plane doesn't require a Copilot
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 22:13
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The local press reports that the aircraft was a "TL 98" and there was no collision with a balloon. https://rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/wes...t_aid-52395373
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 22:41
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Aha - an ultralight with a BRS chute - ok that makes more sense !
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 23:05
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Here the headline says it was a glider.....

Jeez

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Old 25th Jul 2020, 23:27
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The article in the body speaks of an ultralight. Also that it apparently broke up in flight, that pieces were found away from the crash site.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 23:35
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Originally Posted by c52 View Post
The local press reports that the aircraft was a "TL 98" and there was no collision with a balloon.
TL 96 Star (Rotax-powered Czech ultralight).
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That BRS seems to cause more problems than it fixes...plus it encourages some pilots to do stupid things. Aviation is going to pot!
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If it broke up in flight as stated, a parachute is the only hope.
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 21:20
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Originally Posted by Maoraigh1 View Post
If it broke up in flight as stated, a parachute is the only hope.
Or it broke up because of the parachute - maybe it deployed in cruise flight unintentionally?!
Only speculation, though.
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When it comes to speculations, a strong contender is always the late deployment of the BRS.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 19:51
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That BRS seems to cause more problems than it fixes...plus it encourages some pilots to do stupid things. Aviation is going to pot!
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Interesting POV... based on?

Ask the 70 odd Cirrus “Saves” their opinion.

BRS deployments inside their design parameters is surely a step in the right direction to making aviation safer all round.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 22:44
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Originally Posted by rnzoli View Post
When it comes to speculations, a strong contender is always the late deployment of the BRS.
That sounds plausible: the picture of the damage to the apartment suggests impact at a speed quite a bit higher than would be likely under a properly deployed chute, especially given the relatively small size / weight of the aircraft involved.
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