[OSM-talk] today's tragic helicopter accident in Bavaria

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Tue Apr 10 19:44:41 UTC 2018


Good evening,

There was an helicopter accident at the airport Flugplatz 
HaƟfurt-Schweinfurt. One man from the ground staff was killed by derbies 
when helicopter's propeller blades touched the control tower.

On the news video [1] and on the aerial image of the airport [2] it is 
clearly visible that the tower building is not in the same row with 
other buildings, it is a bit outstanding.

This tower was not mapped neither on the Google maps, nor on the OSM. I 
mapped it by now on the OSM: 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/50.01720/10.52705 with the tag: 
tower:type=aircraft_control, which has got a nice map icon.

In general, towers, not only aircraft_control, but also communication, 
and others, are well visible even from far away, and could serve as good 
landmarks. That is why it makes sense to map towers.

[1] 
https://rtlnext.rtl.de/cms/bundeswehr-hubschrauber-rammt-tower-flughafenmitarbeiter-von-truemmern-erschlagen-4148088.html

[2] 
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugplatz_Ha%C3%9Ffurt-Schweinfurt#/media/File:Flugplatz_Ha%C3%9Ffurt_Schweinfurt.jpg

With best regards,

Oleksiy





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