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ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 18 Feb 21, 17:00Post
Two French military planes that flew very close to the ground have struck electrical lines and cut the power supply to a village in the south of France.

The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon in the small village of Le Castellet, near Manosque.

The two Rafale aircraft had taken off from a nearby air base on a low-altitude training flight, reports say.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56113518

Fortunately, the power line surrendered first. {duck}
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DXing 18 Feb 21, 18:39Post
Oh boy, the response will be like Italy's. They'll NOTAM every "latice" tower in the damn country making notam reading a bitch!!

Italy did that after U.S. war planes cut a cable car line.
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paul mcallister 22 Feb 21, 00:28Post
DXing wrote:Oh boy, the response will be like Italy's. They'll NOTAM every "latice" tower in the damn country making notam reading a bitch!!

Italy did that after U.S. war planes cut a cable car line.


Yeah, the Cavalese cable car disaster.Twenty people were killed in 1998 when a USMC EA-6B Prowler cut the cable car cable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalese_cable_car_disaster_(1998)


The aircraft was flying faster and considerably lower than allowed by military regulations. The restrictions in effect at the time required a minimum flying height of 2,000 feet (610 m); Ashby said he thought they were at 1,000 feet (305 m). The cable was cut at a height of 360 feet (110 m).
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Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 23 Feb 21, 16:11Post
paul mcallister wrote:
DXing wrote:Oh boy, the response will be like Italy's. They'll NOTAM every "latice" tower in the damn country making notam reading a bitch!!

Italy did that after U.S. war planes cut a cable car line.


Yeah, the Cavalese cable car disaster.Twenty people were killed in 1998 when a USMC EA-6B Prowler cut the cable car cable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalese_cable_car_disaster_(1998)


The aircraft was flying faster and considerably lower than allowed by military regulations. The restrictions in effect at the time required a minimum flying height of 2,000 feet (610 m); Ashby said he thought they were at 1,000 feet (305 m). The cable was cut at a height of 360 feet (110 m).


I had never heard about that and it was a very interesting read. Thank you.
 

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