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Australia Day plane crash: Two dead, Perth Skyworks event cancelled

Old 26th Jan 2017, 14:27
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Australia Day plane crash: Two dead, Perth Skyworks event cancelled

Australia Day plane crash: Two dead, Perth Skyworks event cancelled

Water Police have confirmed the plane, a Grumman G-73 Mallard flying boat, crashed into the water about 5:00pm on Thursday evening.
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Old 26th Jan 2017, 18:48
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There's another video clip here:

https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/824674540315774976

It looks as though the pilot was trying to turn downwind/base/final tightly within the harbour, while avoiding flying over the built up area. You would not attempt such a tight turn in an airport environment....
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Old 26th Jan 2017, 23:17
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Looks very much like the flight path of the B-52H at Fairchild AFB 24 June 1994.
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Old 27th Jan 2017, 02:13
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Looks very much like the flight path of the B-52H at Fairchild AFB 24 June 1994.
I thought precisely the same thing when I watched the Mallard go in.
However, I would hazard a guess, in this case, it wasn't the same as the carelessness of a major-risk taker like Holland at work - I would guess Peter Lynch took his attention off the airspeed for a few seconds too long, as he tried to work out the boundaries of the box he'd been given to operate in. At the height he was at, there's no room for error when doing a tight turn.
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Old 27th Jan 2017, 03:54
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Classic accelerated stall...
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Old 27th Jan 2017, 20:34
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Was this a stream of assorted aircraft along the river, with the one ahead going too slow, forcing the Mallard to reduce speed?
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 06:15
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The Americans had a saying 'watch him spin, watch him burn, he took off bank in a low speed turn.' Maybe says a lot about this one!.
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 08:34
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Classic "Oh I'm stalling, I shall pick up the wing with aileron AND in-turn rudder".
BASIC flying:-at low speeds ALWAYS use out of turn rudder FIRST, before ailerons.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 11:44
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Looks like there were no flaps down either...so,was it just for a fly-by ,or landing...?
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 16:03
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Low Level Windshear?

Wind and obstructions, especially tall buildings, can produce severe windshear.

With a large wingspan, wind gradient can overpower the ailerons.

The video reminds me of similar glider accident videos where the bank steadily increases.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 13:41
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Was it taking part in an airshow? I thought it was just local traffic?
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 01:51
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The Australia Day event in Perth, on the 26th January each year, comprises a substantial airshow during the day, followed by a major fireworks display, launched from barges on the Swan River, in the evening.

The Grumman Mallard was listed as part of the Air Display at 5:00PM, under the show title, "Unusual Aircraft Landing And Take Off From Perth Water".

Australia Day City of Perth Air Show 2017 - Aviation WA
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