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Plane Strikes Crowd at German Air Show; 1 Dead, 10 Injured

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FRANKFURT, Germany —
A private plane struck a crowd of onlookers shortly after landing at a small air show in central Germany on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 10 others, including two children, police said.
Hartmut Tuermer, a spokesman for police in the town of Gotha, said the prop-powered plane had landed just before 4 p.m. local time near Eisenach just before it hit people along the runway and then struck a children's carousel before coming to a halt.
One man was killed and 10 other people were hurt, three seriously, said Karin Koehler, another police spokeswoman. Another seven suffered what she called light injuries, including two children aged 9 and 14. She said the carousel had not been in operation when the plane hit it.
She said the event was canceled and police were still trying to determine how the plane hit the spectators. The name of the pilot or the type of plane was not immediately released.

AP Saturday , April 26, 2008
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sad picture :cry: :cry:
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Bad start for the new airshow season...
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D-ESVU: LET Z-37A Chmelak (C/n 20-24)

According tot German news agencies, a tyre appears to have blown on take off (so, not on landing as AP mentions), damaging the plane and causing it to veer off its course and into the candy-floss van before it ended up in an -fortunately empty- merry-go-round :(
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That's for sure especially for the woman who was selling "bratwurst"....she died in this action. :cry:
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Re: Plane Strikes Crowd at German Air Show; 1 Dead, 10 Injur

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Rockville wrote:FRANKFURT, Germany —
A private plane struck a crowd of onlookers shortly after landing at a small air show in central Germany on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 10 others, including two children, police said.
Hartmut Tuermer, a spokesman for police in the town of Gotha, said the prop-powered plane had landed just before 4 p.m. local time near Eisenach just before it hit people along the runway and then struck a children's carousel before coming to a halt.
One man was killed and 10 other people were hurt, three seriously, said Karin Koehler, another police spokeswoman. Another seven suffered what she called light injuries, including two children aged 9 and 14. She said the carousel had not been in operation when the plane hit it.
She said the event was canceled and police were still trying to determine how the plane hit the spectators. The name of the pilot or the type of plane was not immediately released.

AP Saturday , April 26, 2008
According to NOS Teletekst there were 8 injured and 1 woman killed. Anyway that is 1 dead body and a lot of injured too much.

Hope for us this is not affecting the airshow season in Germany (Some high ranked people in the military still know about the Frecce at Ramstein).

Of course my condolences to the family of the victim.
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Type off plane: Let Z-37 Čmelák
Also known as "Hummel"

Z-37A
Second production version with strengthened construction. Built between 1971 and 1975 and later between 1983 and 1984, 650 built.

Info from, Wikipedia, more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zlin_Z-37_Cmelak

Indeed a bad start :cry:
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Re: Plane Strikes Crowd at German Air Show; 1 Dead, 10 Injur

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aviodromefriend wrote:
Rockville wrote:FRANKFURT, Germany —
(Some high ranked people in the military still know about the Frecce at Ramstein).
And sadly I'm one of them.
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At this moment, "only" the 14 year old child remains hospitalised.

The Z-37 ended up in a sugar-candy van, not in the carousel.

After a few years of flying at German Air Shows the same thing happens again. We can all figure out what the consequences will be unfortunately..

My condolences to all the people involved in this tragic accident...
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