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A Goodyear blimp burst into flames and plunged to earth in a weekend crash in Germany.
The pilot was killed but three passengers managed to jump to safety when the airship caught fire as it was coming in to land at the Reichelsheim aerodrome near Friedberg.
When the airship was just six metres from the floor, the pilot told his passengers, all journalists, to jump to the ground while he tried to land safely.
Once the three had leapt clear of the blimp he took it back up before being it became overwhelmed by flames and crashed to the earth, in a chilling echo of the Hindenburg disaster.
Originally posted by AshleyD
The title confused me at first. I thought it was stating the pilot killed passengers who had been trying to help so he could make his escape. loledit on 6/13/2011 by AshleyD because: (no reason given)
it became overwhelmed by flames and crashed to the earth, in a chilling echo of the Hindenburg disaster. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Originally posted by 7thcavtrooper
Ah no...its SOP ,it is USAF doctrine .I live in Colorado Springs next to the Air Force Academy,my father was an LT Col Command pilot from WWII they will protect innocent civilian lives with their own,fact,that is all.
If they are over a war zone the opposite is usually true but that is war.