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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229391
Last updated: 6 January 2020
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Date:19-SEP-2019
Time:15:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic TOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Panavia Tornado
Owner/operator:TLG 51 Luftwaffe
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Schleswig-Holstein region -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a training flight with another aircraft, a German Tornado accidentally dropped two tanks in flight. A first reservoir was quickly found in a field in the Schleswig-Holstein region in the north of the country. They were dropped at a height of 6000 mt while they were empty. No injuries were reported on the ground.
The result of the preliminary report showed that the reason was not a technical issue, but an error made by the pilot.

Sources:

Twitter @Team_Luftwaffe
http://www.leparisien.fr/international/allemagne-un-chasseur-tornado-perd-deux-reservoirs-de-carburant-en-plein-vol-20-09-2019-8156145.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Sep-2019 19:31 Iceman 29 Added
06-Jan-2020 19:44 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Embed code, Operator]

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