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Old 29th Jan 2012, 01:42   #1 (permalink)
 
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Unhappy Pilot dies in SA plane crash

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Pilot dies in SA plane crash - Yahoo!7

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A pilot has died in an aircraft crash at Pallamana near Murray Bridge in South Australia.It is believed he was an experienced flyer, aged in his 30s, and crashed his single seater plane into a farm paddock about 11am (local time).
The crash will be investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and police are preparing a report for the coroner.
Bugger. Single-seater, sounds like Ag work? Any info?

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Old 29th Jan 2012, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
 
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Less likely to be Ag, more likely Aerobatic, could however be anything, there are several single seaters there of various types.
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 04:13   #3 (permalink)
 
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More than likely an ultralight or simular. Murray Bridge and other nearby airfields have heaps of them.
No doubt we will soon all know.
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 04:17   #4 (permalink)
 
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Was Aerobatic, Pitts Special.
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 04:30   #5 (permalink)
 
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Police say the pilot was practicing barrel rolls during a set routine for an upcoming competition.
Pilot dies in SA plane crash - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 05:10   #6 (permalink)
 
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 07:54   #7 (permalink)
 
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Not a good week.....

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My heart hit the floor when I heard that on the TV, because I immediately thought of Chris Sperou.

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Old 29th Jan 2012, 08:57   #9 (permalink)
 
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It wasn't Chris.
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 09:30   #10 (permalink)
 
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It wasn't Chris.
No. As soon as they said the age of the pilot I knew it wasn't Chris.

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Old 29th Jan 2012, 09:45   #11 (permalink)
 
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I know the pilot involved but I won't mention his name until it becomes official. He will be sadly missed at MB airfield.

He was practicing an aerobatic routine for an upcoming airshow I believe when something went wrong - no idea what at this stage.
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 21:33   #12 (permalink)

 
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Death crash pilot 'not fully trained'

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Old 29th Jan 2012, 23:03   #13 (permalink)
 
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In my opinion the comments by Paul Bennet were inappropriate and unkind.

When I read the article my first thoughts were that I hope Rob Morgan's family don't read it, which is unlikely given it would be published nationwide via News Corp.

Paul Bennet is not without critics in the Australian Aerobatic Club.
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 23:10   #14 (permalink)
 
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Shouldn't the key issue be whether the comments are true or not?
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 00:06   #15 (permalink)
 
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There appears to be a divide within the aerobatic comminuty.

There's the airshow performers (money makers) and the competition pilots (focusing on skills). Neither seem to get along and they don't make a secret of it.

I can't help but think that this is relevant in this case, be the comments true or not.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 01:14   #16 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs down

Bennett clearly had some sort of axe to grind regarding Mr Morgan.

If he wanted to shoot his mouth off about how much he knew, he could have at least shown an ounce of decency and waited for the coronial inquest.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 01:27   #17 (permalink)

 
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If he wanted to shoot his mouth off about how much he knew, he could have at least shown an ounce of decency and waited for the coronial inquest.
I know nothing about either person. What I do know is that there is often a lot of criticism about investigators not releasing findings quick enough so that they may be a lesson to each other. Paul Bennet obviously feels strongly on this and I would not hold it against him using the current media attention to warn others not to fly aircraft, or fly them in ways, they can not handle.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 01:37   #18 (permalink)

 
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And a totally different view:

Stunt pilot killed at Murray Bridge - Weekly Times Now

Interesting he had a low level sign off.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 02:35   #19 (permalink)
 
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It does smack somewhat of axe grinding doesn't it, especially a couple of days after.
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