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Planes collide at Dittinger Airshow in Switzerland

Old 23rd Aug 2015, 10:37
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Planes collide at Dittinger Airshow in Switzerland

Few details yet but two planes of the three-plane GrassHoppers air display team from Germany reportedly collided near Dittingen Airfield during a display.

One pilot ejected safely. No word on the other pilot or other casualties.

20 Minuten - Zwei Flugzeuge stürzen bei Flugshow ab - Basel

Schock an Dittinger Flugtagen: Zwei Flugzeuge kollidieren in der Luft - Baselland - Basel - bz Basel
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Planes collide at Dittinger Airshow in Switzerland

Apparently one of the pilots managed a parachute jump. The other did not make it.
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One pilot probably saved by a ballistic parachute. And his ultra light too.
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Question

Wild guess but the pilot of the lower aircraft might not have been in a fit condition to pull the drogue release lever.
Anyone seen a clip of their final approach ??
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