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De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana

Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:52 pm

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
 
MadameConcorde
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RE: De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana

Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:54 pm

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

Zeppelin can always be rebuilt.
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RE: De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana

Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:16 pm

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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RE: De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana

Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:55 pm

Oh the humanity.











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RE: De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana

Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:45 pm

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 3):
Oh the humanity.

Not to make light of this incident, but I just nearly spit out my coffee!
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RE: De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana

Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:46 pm

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 3):
Oh the humanity.

LOL ... clever ...
 
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RE: De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana

Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:49 pm

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.
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RE: De Beers' Zeppelin Crashes In Botswana

Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:51 pm

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 3):
Oh the humanity.

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