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Old 23.07.2007, 13:50
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Plane crash in Basel Stadt

Not much info yet I'm afraid................

http://www.news.ch/Kleinflugzeug+in+...122/detail.htm

The general gist is that a small plane crashed this morning at 11.25am. The destination was Wisconsin and they believe only the pilot was in the aircraft. He is dead and they are searching for any other victims as it crashed near a playground in Roggenburgstrasse.

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Old 23.07.2007, 14:23
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Re: Plane crash in Basel Stadt

The title made me think that there had been some huge catastrophic accident at the airport.
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Old 23.07.2007, 14:33
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Re: Plane crash in Basel Stadt

Damn, I read about the guy in Aero Revue ... he was on his way to EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin ... world's largest fly-in.

A sad day in aviation.

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Re: Plane Crashes in Basel

Oops.

Full article here: http://www.tages-anzeiger.ch/dyn/new...iz/774448.html

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Old 23.07.2007, 15:52
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Re: Plane Crashes in Basel

dod - don't copy-paste the article please, especially not in German.
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Old 23.07.2007, 16:19
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Re: Plane crash in Basel Stadt

AIUI he was flying an experimental plane to the US - which I presume means it was full of fuel when it crashed.

I just wonder how an experimental aircraft was allowed to fly over a populated area.....

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Re: Plane crash in Basel Stadt

Did it say the actual cause of the crash in the article (sorry, me no speaka-da-lingo too good yet...)? Normally they don't let even experimental aircraft fly without an airworthyness inspection.
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Re: Plane crash in Basel Stadt

I just realised how close to my flat that is.
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Did it say the actual cause of the crash in the article (sorry, me no speaka-da-lingo too good yet...)? Normally they don't let even experimental aircraft fly without an airworthyness inspection.
No reasons for the crash yet, not even speculation. I don't know the Swiss experimental / homebuilt aircraft rules, but would venture a guess that they require one or more inspections before granting an airworthiness certificate.
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AIUI he was flying an experimental plane to the US - which I presume means it was full of fuel when it crashed.

I just wonder how an experimental aircraft was allowed to fly over a populated area.....

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Experimental / homebuilt aircraft fly over populated areas in the U.S. all the time - after an initial period of a certain number of hours where they can't venture too far from their home base.

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