Flying-Tiger
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GAF Tiger Crashes

Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:11 am

One Tiger attack helicopter of the German Air Force crashed yesterday evening around 20:30 local time whilest on a training flight from Laupheim near Ettal in southern Bavaria. Both pilots were injured but survived. As the reason for the crash is unknown all remaining 28 GAF Tigers have been grounded for the time being.
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RE: GAF Tiger Crashes

Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:58 pm

Very sorry to hear about this, and extremely glad to hear the crew survived; (wishing them a speedy and full recovery)

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RE: GAF Tiger Crashes

Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:21 pm

Glad that the crew survived!
Any word on what type of mission the crew were flying? Night low level maybe?
I´ve read, that the Tiger detachment in Afghanistan is grounded as well. How many are currently based in Afghanistan?
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RE: GAF Tiger Crashes

Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:45 am

Quoting Flying-Tiger (Thread starter):
all remaining 28 GAF Tigers have been grounded for the time being.

Not anymore. While the reason for the crash remains to be unclear, current results of the investigation make it reasonable to resume flight, Bundeswehr says.

Fortunately, the pilots were only slightly wounded.
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RE: GAF Tiger Crashes

Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:03 am

On a side note:

This is the only picture of the chrash site. Apparently, MAD (Bundeswehr's intelligence service) managed to keep journalists from taking pictures of the 'dismantled' heli.
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