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Swiss Air Force PC-7 demo team takes down an aerial camera

Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:17 pm

I was part of the alpine ski championships in St. Moritz just days ago - as an emergency first responder, standing around in the audience area.

Just today something happened, and thanks to sheer luck, nobody was injured. Only a chair lift had to be temporarily stopped for checks, and the aerial camera suffered an untimely death at the hands of our fighter jocks.

Several videos here: http://www.20min.ch/sport/ski/story/Hie ... l-25108617



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Re: Swiss Air Force PC-7 demo team takes down an aerial camera

Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:28 pm

In Switzerland, ropes, cable cars, power lines and similar objects must be announced to the federal office of civil aviation if they are higher than 25 meters above ground. A ski federation spokesman said that the planes should have been flying higher.

The PC-7 plane cut the towing rope, but left the heavier track cables intact.

(One commenter on 20min.ch suggested that all Alpine Ski Championships events should, for safety reasons, take place outside of office hours... you never know what our air force is doing...)

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