Photo Gallery: Fatal Airship Accident in Germany 06/13/2011
    Bild  newspaper reported that the pilot, an Australian, called out to the...
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Bild newspaper reported that the pilot, an Australian, called out to the passengers: "We're having a crash!" and told them to jump out of the cabin, which was hovering just 2 meters above the ground. As soon as they had left, the airship rose rapidly to a height of around 50 meters, possibly due to the sudden loss of weight in the cabin, making it impossible for the pilot to escape.