Skip to comments.BREAKING: Germany: Lear Jet Crashed after Collision with Eurofighter
Posted on 06/23/2014 8:05:34 AM PDT by RummyChick
A spokesperson for police in the district of Hochsauerlandkreis in the German Federal State of Nordrhein Westfalen, reported the accident.
The German armed forces and a spokesperson for the German Air Force confirmed for the magazine Spiegel Online.de and the daily Bild, that the military plane was a German Air Force Eurofighter.
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It sounds like there were two fighters involved in a supposed exercise and a corporate lear jet goes down.
How does that happen.............
the George Soros rumor?............
The rumor is going around by some financial people that Soros was on that plane Just a rumor. Not in any media report.
Here is more on the story
Yeah—my thought too. But where did that rumor come from?
So you have to fighter jets in the area supposedly doing training and a lear jet supposedly chartered by the German military goes down.
There is a guy on Twitter who is hooked into the financial world..especially Russia.
It appears the rumor on twitter started from him but not sure.
“So you have to fighter jets in the area supposedly doing training and a lear jet supposedly chartered by the German military goes down.”
Maybe they were practicing intercepts on a dissimilar aircraft (smaller and slower) and they had an “oopsie,” or whatever that is in Hun-speak.
some one’s flight plan wasn’t checked against notams or anything else.....
Great so now rumors get thrown around.....come on folks let’s at least not try and out Alex Alex
It could be...but they would already know it was part of the exercise.
Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
that really isn’t anything more than the first story.
I have no problem with stating a rumor is a rumor. That is exactly what it is..and anyone trading the market should be well aware that rumor is going around right now.
You never know what will cause a flash crash.
It’s in English and not subject to mistranslation by a Google Translator for pete’s sake.
Stop crapping on this thread.
Around the world, there are various contractors who provide electronic warfare training for military units, using specially-configured business jets. L-3 Communications is just one of several who offer this service:
Not saying this was the case in Germany; the skies over Europe are extremely crowded, and this might have been an incident where the Lear stumbled into military airspace, or the Eurofighter got outside its MOA.
Limited flight space is one reason the Luftwaffe has spent millions on flight training in the U.S. They’ve had a presence at Holloman AFB, New Mexico for decades.
Some of the smaller light jets are approved for single pilot operations, but not all are.
Not sure which model Lear it was, but am wondering if it required a pilot and co-pilot.
Does Soros fly or ride in the back?
Thanks RC. Interesting thread.
Updated info indicates the Lear jet was providing some sort of training for the Luftwaffe. Might have been towing a gunnery sleeve; during EW training, jets typically don’t get close enough for a mid-air.
Offing Soros would be a public service to most of the world.
Soros probably started the rumor himself, hoping for a flash crash to scoop up his own stocks on the cheap.
WE SHOULD BE SO LUCKY!
I agree. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
James Farro is not just some random anonymous guy on Twitter starting a rumor.
The seeds of that rumor came from somewhere.
Btw, there is some big deal going on right now with a Spanish Billionairess (or maybe former Billionairess) and Soros trying to buy her debt.
Someone involved with that could have tried to start something. You never know what people are up to...
see my private mail to you
If there were only two on board then it was pilot and co-pilot. Soros would have made 3 at the least. And I'm sure the guy never travels without a bunch of flunkies.
IF the rumor was that O had died then I agree that can easily tank a market ( or maybe make it boom). It happened the day reagan was shot and the first rumors were that he was dead.... Soros wouldn’t have any bigger effect on the market than hearing that Jobs died
oh breathe a little. saying something doesn’t add anything (when it clearly didn’t) is an observation. It is not hostile nor condemning.
And how can I dump on a thread that starts of with Soros rumors?
You are wrong. It depends on what you are trading.
Btw, it doesn’t take someone’s death to cause a flash crash in a particular market.
All it takes is a rumor.
I am relaxed..... Soros rumors are right up there with chem trail stories
I think I read somewhere that Soros flies in a Falcon...
Anything can cause a flash crash.
It just depends on what you are trading and the mood of the traders at the time.
Btw, I watched a stock do a mini crash when some clown on twitter made a joke about the CEO.
The response was almost immediate...and it shows the power of twitter.
Shot across the bow?
Very nice work here.
Is a few posts on Twitter enough to cause local news media to make sure they say Soros was not on board?
I don’t think so. It must have been a pretty big rumor somewhere.
I can’t imagine just Soros and his assistant on a plane unless they were trying to go somewhere in Stealth Mode.
It’s plausible that all people involved were part of the military training exercise.
here is a post from a military site:
The Learjet was in service of the GFD: http://www.gfd-hohn.de/index-2.html
It seems they were placing small air targets serving as pratice targets for the Eurofighter.
Something like those little parachutes I guess as other types of targets probably would not be used over populated areas:
I dont think so. It must have been a pretty big rumor somewhere.
Agreed. Of course any rumor with the name Soros would make it a big rumor.
I cant imagine just Soros and his assistant on a plane unless they were trying to go somewhere in Stealth Mode.
Its plausible that all people involved were part of the military training exercise.
True. RIP whoever they are.
Well that didn't go very well now did it?
Jets vanishing from Europe radar linked to war games - Jun 13, 2014
But you never know.
Source (in German): http://www.welt.de/vermischtes/artic...-mit-Eurofighter-im-Sauerland.html
It has been reported that a privately owned Learjet has collided with a Luftwaffe Eurofighter over Sauerland in Germany. The Learjet crashed as a result but the Eurofighter managed to land at its base near Cologne.
According to the article, two Eurofighters and the Learjet were taking part in a joint exercise between the Luftwaffe and the Gesellschaft für Flugzieldarstellung (GFD), a subsiduary of Airbus Defence and Space. The Learjet was a civilian aircraft.
The Lear Jet that collided with a Eurofighter and subsequently crashed near the place Elpe in eastern Northrhine-Westphalia belonged to the ‘Gesellschaft für Flugzieldarstellung GmbH’ - GFD (Cooperation for air target simulation Ltd.) that opearates 13 Lear Jets for such tasks and is a subsidary of Airbus Defence and Space.
Company website of GFD: http://www.gfd-hohn.de/
Well if it was Soros he must have finally stepped in the wrong poop pile.
sometimes they are used to trail targets behind them similar to the ad planes just much faster. We used em for gunnery practice.