AIRSHOWS Airpower 2011 Photos
Image ID: 144173
Operator: Austria - Air Force - -
Aircraft: Parachute - Military
Airport: Austria - Zeltweg (LOXZ)
Photo taken on 2011-7-1 by Oldrich Chmel [Contact]
Camera setting: NIKON D200, 1/100s, f/7.1 at 200mm ISO 100
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(2.7.2011, 13:19 CET)
Following a demonstration of a rapid rate dropping an unfortunate accident happened during the first day of the Airpower 2011 show - two paratroopers collided. The landing was hard / impact speed was very high. The show programme was suspended for a long while. Both soldiers suffered fractures and were taken to hospitals by helicopters. Hope and wish they recover well and soon.
(3 July 2011 - 10:12 CET)
Both paratroopers are not in critical conditions and are being treated in hospitals in the surrounding area. They both suffered fractures from the incident. Immediately after the two Carinthian paratroopers' accident, the Austrian Armed Forces started air accident investigations. Apparently, the parachutes of the two soldiers became entangled during the flight.