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14th May 2012, 09:42
Some Sad news out of Jacksons this afternoon.
Whilst the news is presently somewhat sparse, It appears that Mike Butler has been badly injured in a C-206 accident on take-off from Guari this morning. He is presently at POM General.
Thoughts are with Mike's family & friends.
I only meet Mike relatively recently but what an inspirational guy, and not just in Aviation circles.
Get Well soon mate.
14th May 2012, 09:47
I understand that he has no internal or head injuries but has quite a few broken bones. He is due to be medevaced to Aus tomorrow. Get well soon Mike.
14th May 2012, 10:10
Thanks for that KL
Good to see he's getting the help he needs.
Do you know if anyone else was involved?
14th May 2012, 10:20
Very sorry to hear that, and wishing Jeeves a speedy recovery. Considering he has over 20,000 hours in PNG and is still flying the bush in singles, he has done remarkably well.
14th May 2012, 10:34
Where is Jeeves being transferred to in Australia?
He must have 30 years living in PNG?
14th May 2012, 10:52
As for the pax all I know is what I saw on EMTV news tonight. It sounds as though there was a local family on board who were also brought in to POM.
14th May 2012, 11:53
Poor old Jeeves - he's really gotta stop flying C206s to places started with G.
Get well soon old mate.:ok:
14th May 2012, 19:11
We all wish Jeeves a speedy recovery, he is a PNG aviation legend and a great guy. When someone gets his Brisbane details please post so we can drop in and take him some SP.
14th May 2012, 22:58
Yes, if anyone has his Australian details a little later on when he is more or less stable and recovering, please post or PM. That would be much appreciated. He is one of the best.
15th May 2012, 06:04
The latest info from up north is that Mike is in CNS & in good hands
16th May 2012, 06:09
hi mike hope u getting;) better ,from all of us in the north ,we sorry to hear the news ,eat heaps and don't stop flying buddy regards from your old buddies at kiunga , tabubil and vanimo:ok:
16th May 2012, 22:06
Post-Courier reported it as a BN2 (Sunbird Aviation) I think they operate a couple BN2Ts
17th May 2012, 00:37
Im on some R&R in Cns.I checked Cns base and the Cns private .No record of Jeeves.Can anyone confirm if hes here or Bne.
Speedy recovery Mike
17th May 2012, 10:35
It was a Cessna 206 and I think he is in Townsville.He is alive Ok just busted spleen hip and other bones.
He is lucky that is for sure.
17th May 2012, 11:06
I have it on good authority he is in hospital on the Gold Coast.
17th May 2012, 23:02
its not Cairns by the look of things.Anyone in touch pass on the best of regards and speedy recovery.
20th May 2012, 06:46
Mike is in the Princess Alexandra hospital, Brisbane. I understand amongst other things he has a broken back but is able to move his arms and legs.
28th May 2012, 07:41
Any update on Mike's condition ?
28th May 2012, 08:25
The news is not as good as originally thought. Mike is in an induced coma and is critical but stable and is in Brisbane.
This info came to me on the 19th via a mutual Wantok so the situation may have changed, hopefully for the better.
Get well soon mate.
Greg47 sorry, didn't mean to send you on a bum steer in CNS, but I believe that Mike was initially sent there, prior to BNE.
31st May 2012, 07:47
I just spoke to Jeeves via his bedside phone. He's is in the PA Hospital in Brisbane. He's conscious and sounds positive. He tells me he has 131 injuries... the sense of humour is as good as ever.