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Old 17th May 2018, 15:52
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Originally Posted by Seagull201 View Post

It's dangerous to fly at night in any single engine aircraft.

Any night flying and the Night Visual Rating, should be done in a twin, with an instructor only and night circuits should be icus only.

Night flying in a single engine turbine seems to be reliable at the moment.

Everyone is aware that night circuit training at a capital city airport,, shouldn't be done in a single,
as there's too much residential area around.

Correct me if i'm wrong, the news article about the Orange accident mentioned, the aircraft veered
off the runway to the right on landing and caught fire, the training pilot pulled the instructor out of aircraft in the last
moment and saved their life.

There was talk the runway lights went out during landing but the aerodrome cameras confirmed, the
lights stayed on.

Both pilots were burnt and injured.

Hope both persons can recover and live a normal life.

Plane impacted ground just outside perimeter of airport. Understand this happened after take-off.

Lets wait and see if it was engine failure or not. If it was, would a singe failure in a twin immediately after take-off (crash at perimeter) be safer than failure in a single? Especially at night? Or would the remaining engine fly you to the crash?
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