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De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana  
User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

The new and high-tech zeppelin used by De Beers (South Africa) for diamond exploration came down in the Kalahari desert. The pilot was taken to hospital.

http://www.modern-airships.info/images/zeppelin/2005/amsterdam/800/dscn3346.jpg

Source: http://www.fin24.co.za/articles/defa...x?Nav=ns&ArticleID=1518-24_2187987

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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

I hope Zeppelin pilot is not too badly hurt and he will survive the crash.

Zeppelin can always be rebuilt.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

Incorrect. It wasn´t a crash, the Zepplin was at its pylon when a small tornado struck. The injured person appears not to be the pilot but a member of the ground crew. Currently not known if the Zeppelin can be repaired or not. Source are German newspapers (the lessor of the Zeppelin is a German company).


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User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

Oh the humanity.











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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 3):
Oh the humanity.

Not to make light of this incident, but I just nearly spit out my coffee!



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineSeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1325 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 3):
Oh the humanity.

LOL ... clever ...


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3778 times:
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Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 4):

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 3):
Oh the humanity.

Not to make light of this incident, but I just nearly spit out my coffee!

I burst out laughing at my desk and got funny looks from everyone in the office!

I didn't even know there was one of those down here.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 3):
Oh the humanity.

You owe me a new keyboard. Mine's full of coffee.  Smile


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