"Goodyear" Airship at Reichelsheim (EDFB)

 

June 11 & 13, 2011

 

On Saturday, June 11, I went to Reichelsheim for normal "working" reasons. A blimp was schedule to be flying out of the field for round trips over Oberursel and the "Hessentag".  These pictures I took while there.

 

 

 

On the evening of June 12, the airship/blimp caught fire shortly before landing. The 3 passengers managed to jump out, but the loss of their weight in the cabin caused the blimp to rise, taking the pilot with it. It then fell to the ground in a ball of fire......

 

 

Up-Date: 19.06.2011