OE-LDA
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Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:03 am

Austrian TV reports that a GA plane has crashed today at 20:45 loc near the Reichstag (Parliament) in Berlin, Germany. Pilot was killed, looks like suicide.

I will try to get more information.

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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:05 am

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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:06 am

I heard the same in the radio news about an hour ago. They said that the plane (apparently an ultra-light plane) crashed between Bundeskanzleramt and Reichstag.

Patrick

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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:07 am

As far as I could understand from Der Spiegel, it was an Ultralight, "Ultraleichtsegler".

Sad to know the pilot died.
 
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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:07 am

Some details: the plane crashed about 150 meter from the Reichstag, pilot was killed. According to local police, identity and motives of the pilot are unknown.
German air traffic control suggests suicide as the motive. The UL crashed in the middle of the meadow and burnt completely. The plane departed in Straußheim and had no contact to German ATC. Pilot handed his car keys and papers over to his son before departing.

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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:29 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):
They said that the plane (apparently an ultra-light plane) crashed between Bundeskanzleramt and Reichstag.

There's not a lot of room between them if my knowledge of Berlin geography holds. Must have been pretty close.

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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:32 am

There may be room, but what I remember these are public open spaces, so members of the public may have been in danger.
 
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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:32 pm

Seems that it was suicide : The pilot´s wife have been missing for a few days and investigations have turned him into the major suspect.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
 
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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:00 pm

 
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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:23 pm

AFAIK, the minimum altitude over Berlin is 2000 ft AGL anyway.

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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:29 pm

Apparently the pilot took his 14 year old son with him on a flight just before his deadly crash in Berlin. The son left the plane at Straussberg while the father continued to Berlin. It is still just a rumour that his wife had become victim of a crime before. Sad story  Sad

This is what is left of the plane:
 
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RE: Plane Crashed In Berlin Near Reichstag

Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:28 am

Sorry for the kid, apparently lost both mother and father.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong