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Old 25th Aug 2019, 15:31
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Majorca - Helicopter & Plane Collide mid-air

Just saw this, absolutely tragic. RIP to those involved.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9078331.html
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 16:01
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Looks like a German reg Bell 206 long ranger from the photos on Sky news
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 17:00
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Newspaper identified it as a Bell 206 from German company Rotorflug, flown by an Italian pilot who was killed in this accident..

https://m.bild.de/news/ausland/news-...ildMobile.html
Report talks about 5 casualties..
 
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Sky now reporting 7 dead

https://news.sky.com/story/five-dead...jorca-11793978
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 18:39
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Very sad news to all involved. Looks like the aircraft was EC-GU1 an Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat and the helicopter a LongRanger of Rotorflug possibly D-HOTT which I know has been based in Majorca in the past.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 18:48
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BBC reporting the same, 7 dead RIP
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 19:51
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Takes me back to the Biggin Hill mid-air in 1977 when a JetRanger climbed into a Tiger Moth. Five in the JR were killed but the TM managed to land safely with no undercarriage.
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One of to many (unnecessary) fixwing / rotorcraft collisions
RIP

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ADS B & OGN & FLARM & ORSOMETHINGNEW , is it time for mandatory, when and how?!
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 20:50
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Originally Posted by 9Aplus View Post
One of to many (unnecessary) fixwing / rotorcraft collisions
RIP

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ADS B & OGN & FLARM & ORSOMETHINGNEW , is it time for mandatory, when and how?!
anyone heard of TIBA? Works well elsewhere and doesn’t require any additional equipment.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 21:40
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Originally Posted by roundwego View Post
Takes me back to the Biggin Hill mid-air in 1977 when a JetRanger climbed into a Tiger Moth. Five in the JR were killed but the TM managed to land safely with no undercarriage.
I remember that accident well, I was in a Cessna 340 about to land just after it happened. They had put up a fence around the accident so the crowd could not see the remains, sadly we were on the runway it was not a pleasant sight. G-AVSN a Ferranti JetRanger if memory recalls.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 22:49
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Question came up during a discussion...Did Rotorflug fly in Mallorca on a German AOC ?
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 07:39
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Most definitely, why shouldn‘t they? It‘s Europe after all.
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