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Military EC135T crashes in Germany

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posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 09:34 AM
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A German EC135T crashed in Lower Saxony today. Looks like the pilot died, copilot is heavily injured. No confirmation yet.

It's either a EC135T1 (owned by Heer) or a newer EC135T3 (civilian, leased for training).
Looks like the Helicopter was stationed at the International Helicopter Training Center in Bückenberg, so maybe the latter.

The aircraft apparently crashed during low altitude training.

Germany military helicopter crashes near Hanover
www.dw.com...
edit on 1-7-2019 by mightmight because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 10:14 AM
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originally posted by: mightmight
A German EC135T crashed in Lower Saxony today. Looks like the pilot died, copilot is heavily injured. No confirmation yet.

It's either a EC135T1 (owned by Heer) or a newer EC135T3 (cvilian, leased for training).
Looks like the Helicopter was stationed at the International Helicopter Training Center in Bückenberg, so maybe the latter.

The aircraft apparently crashed during low altitude training.

Germany military helicopter crashes near Hanover
www.dw.com...


This just after two Eurofighters went down last week?

What is going on over in Germany?

EDIT: So, lack of regular training and apparently "aging" or "insufficiently ready" equipment and hardware etc. They mentioned this when the Eurofighters crashed. Although Germany has dozens of Eurofighters, only *a few* are actually immediately operational. This being said, there are still allegedly tens of thousands of US troops and a number of US military bases in Germany...
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posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

Which is one of many easons the German military has gotten to this point.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

Helicopter specific, they stepped up they low altitude training sorta recently after many years of neglect.
It's a risky business. During January a Tiger helicopter had to make a precautionary on a field after it collided with trees during low altitude flight. Inexperience was named as a factor back then and it MAY have been a contributing factor in todays crash too.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: mightmight

According to reports it's a civilian bird used for training.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

no i dont think so

The Bundeswehr specifically said EC 135.
They have five civilian EC135 at Büchenberg, but they refer to them as H135 T3. Unless they're confused and some pretty reliable sources are wrong, it was an EC135 T1.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 11:09 PM
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Both pilots were training to become flight instructors. They had about 450 flight hours each...




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