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German Light Aircraft Hits Power Lines (video)  
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 42
Posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Amazing escape for the two occupants of this light aircraft that hit power lines in Germany:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7568045.stm


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2898 times:
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Quoting Sean377 (Thread starter):

Wow, looks bad.... but indeed lucky to get out there alive...

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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2784 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Amazing how the plane hung by the wingtip on the power line... very very lucky.

But I wonder how they are going to take the plane down?


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2864 times:
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Quoting Elite (Reply 2):
But I wonder how they are going to take the plane down?



I don't know. maybe just with a crane or something like that.

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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2840 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 2):
Amazing how the plane hung by the wingtip on the power line... very very lucky

I suspect when it first struck, the aircraft did a loop or something and got the wire/s wrapped around what looks like the undercarriage leg.

Later in the video it seems the emergency services have secured the plane with some sort of harness.

Quoting Elite (Reply 2):
But I wonder how they are going to take the plane down?

A big crane, probably. They may have to loosen off the power lines to help??? I'm sure the recovery will appear on You Tube or somewhere.



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User currently offlineEnginebird From United States of America, joined May 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2549 times:



Quoting Sean377 (Reply 4):
A big crane, probably. They may have to loosen off the power lines to help??? I'm sure the recovery will appear on You Tube or somewhere.

They did just that. There already wasn't power in the lines when the firemen got the pilot and the passenger out.

Just read an article that said they coudn't use a helicopter for the rescue of the people as there would have been too much air movement:

link (sorry, in German only)


User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2435 times:

Good thing this didn't happen: http://bitsandpieces.us/2008/08/04/rc-airplane-vs-power-lines/

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