Recovery of the gondola
Several OM individually took part
in the researches. The beacon was found at 1.37 pm. About 50 minutes
after its landing. But the exact geographical position was only
Latitude: 47 37 986 N.
Longitude: 06 03 210 E.
Some kilometers south-west of Vesoul town.
The gondola was grounded, under big trees with no great damage (photograph transmitted by Thierry (F1LUL)
After the flight
The gondola was unharmed, but for the antenna twisted at the impact. A great part of the envelope disappeared after the explosion and during the fall. The parachute tore a little while after its opening as shown by the camera aimed upward but the fall was slowed down (26 mn for about half an hour, 2I m/s on an average). The speed of the impact was about 75 km/h.
|the gondola after the impact||one of the 4 antennas 23 cm|
|the remains of the envelope||the parachute tore in two|