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Two german Eurofighters have crashed

Old 24th Jun 2019, 12:42
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This just in: Two Eurofighters collided over Germany

Developing story: German Luftwaffe just confirmed local news reports that two Luftwaffe fighter jets have collided and crashed over the Müritz area in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Possibly Eurofighters. Both pilots reportedly ejected, SAR operations are underway.

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Old 24th Jun 2019, 12:49
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Two german Eurofighters have crashed

Close to lake Müritz, not far from Rostock northeast Germany, two german Eurofighters have crashed this early afternoon. Possibly colliding during training. A third Eurofighter has been close and is undamaged.
Some sources say both pilots are okay, two chutes were observed. Debris is said to have hit some populated area.
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One pilot found alive hanging in a tree.
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 14:23
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On Twitter the German language newspaper Nordkurier is reporting the second pilot is sadly deceased.
Nordkurier report that a third Typhoon was in the air and observed two ejections.
https://www.nordkurier.de/

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Old 24th Jun 2019, 14:25
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Unfortunately local police has confirmed one pilot did not survive the accident.
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 15:15
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Awful news. Thoughts + prayers to those involved
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 15:23
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Sad news indeed.


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Old 24th Jun 2019, 17:58
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Awful news this afternoon.

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Old 25th Jun 2019, 11:20
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Why would one need this gear


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Asbestos?
DU trim weights?
Reportedly no ammunition on board.
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Originally Posted by BDAttitude View Post

Asbestos?
DU trim weights?
Reportedly no ammunition on board.
Carbon Fibre and the like.
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Hydrazine ?
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[QUOTE[b=left]Why would one need this gear[/b]][/QUOTE]
In the words of the Fireman giving fire training to a Vigilant VGS. "Man-made Mineral Fibres". You don't want any of the small pieces of glass/carbon/boron fibres that they make modern aircraft from getting into your lungs, especially if they are also coated in the nasty products of combustion.
Its probably the reason why we decided that if a Vigilant crashed and burnt we would all stand well up wind and watch, waiting for the fire service to arrive rather than attempt to fight the fire ourselves. HQAC never having thought to issue respirators for the VGS staff they expected to provide fire cover
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Both Crash Survivable Memory Units (CSMU) have been found.
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Hydrazine ?
Where from?

Originally Posted by VX275 View Post
In the words of the Fireman giving fire training to a Vigilant VGS. "Man-made Mineral Fibres". You don't want any of the small pieces of glass/carbon/boron fibres that they make modern aircraft from getting into your lungs, especially if they are also coated in the nasty products of combustion.
Its probably the reason why we decided that if a Vigilant crashed and burnt we would all stand well up wind and watch, waiting for the fire service to arrive rather than attempt to fight the fire ourselves. HQAC never having thought to issue respirators for the VGS staff they expected to provide fire cover
These fibres are for sure not healty in your lungs, but one of these should do (at least that's what we have used when doing repair work ):

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I suppose adequate for repair work; I don't suppose that the people in the picture had any consideration for repairs.
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Asbestos?
DU trim weights?
Reportedly no ammunition on board.
Know a firefighter, they are starting to wear full rebreather suits for even standard car fires. Apparently burning carbon fibre breathed in could cause asbestos /silicosis like diseases
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Rescue crews carry the kit for worse case scenarios. If they carried the gear to escalate gradually for every risk they'd need an artic' to drag it all around!
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