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

Jack Armstrong Dancer@sprynet.com jacknstacy at sprynet.com
Wed Apr 11 01:21:17 UTC 2018

Are you saying you think an aviation accident could have been avoided if OSM data was better? I've been an air traffic controller for 38 years. Aviation hazards, such as towers at airports, are well charted on navigational charts and airport diagrams which pilots are required to use. A pilot would never use OSM as a means of avoiding ground hazards at an airport. Besides, this particular accident happened at 10:00 A.M. local time, meaning it was daylight. The vast majority of aviation accidents are the result of pilot error. If a helicopter pilot allows his rotor blades to collide with a clearly visible object, that is negligence on the captain's part.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Oleksiy Muzalyev <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch>
>Sent: Apr 10, 2018 3:44 PM
>To: Talk Openstreetmap <talk at openstreetmap.org>
>Subject: [OSM-talk] today's tragic helicopter accident in Bavaria
>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.
>With best regards,
>talk mailing list
>talk at openstreetmap.org

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