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Light Aircraft Crash Winsford

Old 14th Mar 2018, 15:27
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Light Aircraft Crash Winsford

At approximately 1230 today while on Manchester Approach I heard the controller talking to the Air Ambulance which was en route to Winsford after reports of a light aircraft crash.

Air Ambulance reported seeing a light aircraft on the ground upright on the outskirts of Winsford.

Manchester ATC had lost contact with a light aeroplane earlier.

Pilot escapes plane crash in Winsford with minor injuries | Winsford Guardian
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 16:06
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Now that is what we call bandit country, it'll be stripped before midnight by the local scallies if they don't put an armed guard round it.
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Lucky to be alive - I’ve always feared an engine failure in the (utterly stupid) low level route. Hope he gets back in the air soon.
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Is that mud or oil underside?

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bit unnecessary

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Very few incidents on this route, any better ideas of going S to N
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The aircraft landed only 1 to 2 miles from Ashcroft so wonder if he was heading there. Had a look at the field this afternoon (near me) and looks as if he made a 'normal' dead-stick landing in a fairly large and flat field and the wheels caught at the last minute so ended up on its nose.
Glad no-one was really hurt. Couldn't identify the aircraft but looks a permit type.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 15:46
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Originally Posted by TURIN View Post
Now that is what we call bandit country, it'll be stripped before midnight by the local scallies if they don't put an armed guard round it.
Hi

I am the pilot
I crashed on wednesday and picked up back on friday, only a half body of the front wheel have been removed from the airplane, fortunately it is not a big loss.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 12:59
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Welcome to PPRuNe Edouard, we're happy that your crash was not more serious for you!
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Edouard,

Congratulations on your successful forced landing with minimal damage and more importantly, no injuries.

What is the aircraft type?

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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 22:34
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The aircraft is a Dyn'Aéro MCR-01 reg OO-D51

Here's link to a report https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=207502

Glad you were OK, Edouard.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 16:49
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appreciate that you were near the end of your long flight, did you realise that Ashcroft airfield was only a mile from where you landed?
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appreciate that you were near the end of your long flight, did you realise that Ashcroft airfield was only a mile from where you landed?

What a stupid comment....

That's like saying 'if you had an extra 20 gallons of fuel on board you wouldn't have run out!' (not suggesting that was the cause, because I have no idea why you came down...

or

'If you were flying at 5000ft you could have made it to xxxxx airfield?'


All I can repeat is the old saying... 'every landing you can walk away from is a good landing!!'

Well done mate!!
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That's like saying 'if you had an extra 20 gallons of fuel on board you wouldn't have run out!' (not suggesting that was the cause, because I have no idea why you came down...
There is no evidence that shortage of fuel was the catalyst for this landing out so don't jump to conclusions.
It's very possible that he was at a low altitude because he was about to enter the corridor, he could even well have used Ashcroft as his entry point.


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Originally Posted by funfly View Post
There is no evidence that shortage of fuel was the catalyst for this landing out so don't jump to conclusions.
It's very possible that he was at a low altitude because he was about to enter the corridor, he could even well have used Ashcroft as his entry point.


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Funfly... CAN YOU NOT READ???

If you could be bothered to read before posting your silly little rant, I stated in my post the following statement... ''That's like saying 'if you had an extra 20 gallons of fuel on board you wouldn't have run out!' not suggesting that was the cause, because I have no idea why you came down...''

No jumping to conclusions, and as you can see that I covered that point in my post, just emphasising what a stupid comment you made in the first place... Is it really going to make him feel better, knowing that he didn't make it to an airfield he may have not known was close by?


That's two stupid comments made by yourself Funfly... Don't make it three please....
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That's two stupid comments made by yourself Funfly... Don't make it three please....
One of the problems on PPRuNe is that people cannot resist personal abuse.

An interesting thread then someone starts the personal stuff, it happens here all the time, not necessary.

Stay cool and stick to constructive comments please.
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Edouard59,
If you post on here again, I would be interested in the logistics of getting your aircraft repaired assuming you are not based in the UK.

Reason I am interested is that a friend of mine based in the UK some years ago bent the front wheel of his (permit) Jabiru in France and, while the business of getting it repaired was not difficult, I think it took him nearly a year to get it back to the UK because of the difficulties of getting approval as it was classed as a homebuilt and, at that time, the engineers did not (or would not) cover work done outside of the UK. In his case he wanted to fly it back to the UK and found the legalities very frustrating. In retrospect he might have done better to take the wings off and ship it back but simply repairing the wheel and flying it back seemed, at the time, a lot simpler.
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I used to love flying down the low level route.

I believe many years ago it actually went over the runway of EGCC.

My flight instructor taught me the trick of waggling my wings on spotting traffic to make us more visible.

Did it once with my mum as passenger and she told me off for "showing off"
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Originally Posted by Pudnucker View Post
Lucky to be alive - I’ve always feared an engine failure in the (utterly stupid) low level route. Hope he gets back in the air soon.
Why "utterly stupid", Pudnucker? If you dont like it dont fly it.
Stupid is not the adjective to apply to all those who have considered ALL airspace users in that region.

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