[OSM-talk] today's tragic helicopter accident in Bavaria
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Tue Apr 10 19:44:41 UTC 2018
There was an helicopter accident at the airport Flugplatz
Haßfurt-Schweinfurt. One man from the ground staff was killed by derbies
when helicopter's propeller blades touched the control tower.
On the news video  and on the aerial image of the airport  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.
With best regards,
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