Fatal airship crash in Germany.

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Sad news from yesterday. http://www.airships.net/blog/goodyear-blimp-crash-germany
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Das ist nicht gut. :( RIP.

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How tragic :(
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The pilot was Mike Nerandzic, an Australian with 12,000 flying hours on airships. Life is never fair. The aircraft was G-TLEL.
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RIP to the pilot, he did a very selfless act. A couple of weeks ago I met a Goodyear tire distributor and he told me that after 80-90 years, Goodyear was shutting down its blimp operation. Perhaps this will seal the deal.
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Not correct. Goodyear Blimp have signed an agreement with ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik to produce larger airships for the next decade, (3rd May, 2011).
I hope so. My conversation with him occurred on May 12 and he said he had just received the word a day or two before. Perhaps he meant that Goodyear would no longer make its own ships, which they have traditionally done. If true, it would be some GOOD aviation news today, of which there isn't much in light of the Goodyear crash and the B-17 loss.