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Police helicopter over Haacht?

Post by jan_olieslagers » 10 Jan 2020, 21:42

For the best part of the last hour - roughly 19:30-20:30 UTC, and no end to it as I type this - a helicopter has been slowly circling the area near Haacht railway station. It is not visible on flightradar24, and sounds much like our Federal Police MD900 NOTARs. Would it really be the police? What evil might be afoot that they spend such a long time at low altitude, right between EBBR approaches 25L and 25R - both active? Can I still risk taking my dog for an evening walk?

Update: 21:15 UTC and they seem to have gone. Mission accomplished? Or fuel exhausted?

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Post by TLspotting » 10 Jan 2020, 22:33

jan_olieslagers wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 21:42
For the best part of the last hour - roughly 19:30-20:30 UTC, and no end to it as I type this - a helicopter has been slowly circling the area near Haacht railway station. It is not visible on flightradar24, and sounds much like our Federal Police MD900 NOTARs. Would it really be the police? What evil might be afoot that they spend such a long time at low altitude, right between EBBR approaches 25L and 25R - both active? Can I still risk taking my dog for an evening walk?

Update: 21:15 UTC and they seem to have gone. Mission accomplished? Or fuel exhausted?
It was G-10, just verified so with radarbox24.

https://www.radarbox24.com/data/flights/G10/1377559425

It also came in my neighbourhood in the afternoon.
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Re: Police helicopter over Haacht?

Post by jan_olieslagers » 11 Jan 2020, 11:15

Ha! bedankt!

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Re: Police helicopter over Haacht?

Post by luchtzak » 11 Jan 2020, 12:00

Helicopter above xxx is a heavily discussed topic in a few Facebook groups. For example and from time to time: in the Mechelen Facebook group, people write about their observation of a helicopter above the city. Quite funny to read ;-)

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Re: Police helicopter over Haacht?

Post by jan_olieslagers » 11 Jan 2020, 12:11

One more reason for me to keep away from that faecesbook! All info is offered here!

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