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Old 14th Oct 2011, 15:39
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Moremi Air van down

Any more info on this ?
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 15:50
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**** man, the plane is still smoking. Obviously you are in town to hear about this. How about asking the people there and have a little respect instead of running to the forums to be the first to post about it.
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 16:33
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Heard over the radio.since you close enough to see the smoke,any more info ?
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 19:56
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Then you should already have all the info you need.
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 20:36
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Please let us know information as and when it becomes available - have friends waiting to hear if business associates were on the flight....

People ask out of concern and heartache - generally because they may know someone on the flight - dont think thats disrespectful. The news is already out there and its only half the story - if youve lost someone in an accident before youll know what its like to sit and wait - judge a little less harshly!
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 21:00
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I totally agree with Mavs. Yeah. Stop being too quick to judge without knowing why anyone would want to find out more info.
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 21:05
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Please if you know who the pilot was and if they are ok can you please pm me as I have allot of close friends that I have not heard from.
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 01:17
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I assume you knew some of the people who were on board this flight and that, in any event, you are in Maun at this tragic and traumatic time.
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 03:16
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I used to fly that plane, certainly brings things into perspective. Sad times for Botswana and for Moremi Air
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 05:53
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This thread seems to be playing very close to its chest... a few more details for those of us who aren't resident in Botswana please? I have an old colleague and friend who works for Moremi - and it would be useful to know who/what/when/where/how.

This is not being ghoulish, but some facts to prevent the wrong thing being said to the wrong person...
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 06:42
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If it is as bad as it sounds - next of kin to be informed before the press see any detailed information here please.
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 07:33
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As requested, post deleted.

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Old 15th Oct 2011, 09:17
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Please calm down and do not speculate.

Maun is a very close knit community and the local pilots will clearly be traumatised by the loss of friends.

Give them a little time and I am sure that someone will post a factual report of what happened, number of casualties, etc.

PLEASE show some sensitivity, the only people with the facts will almost certainly have lost close friends. The victims could well include pilots who have posted in this forum.
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 13:24
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Yeah, never good to speculate but lets just hope the usual suspects (overloading or buggering around on a game flight) dont rear their ugly heads yet again.
Oompilot, all pilots complain about things all the time no matter where you are although must say that I been there done that, took the pineapple with Sefofane so they probably have a reason for complaining. Was hoping that with them getting bigger and a nicer fleet that it would change but obviously the leopard has not changed its spots.
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 14:53
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I work for one of the other companies in Maun, and was in the air when the accident happened and the events following. This is the first fatal accident in several years here and has come as quite a shock.

The aircraft crashed very shortly after takeoff from one a strip at the northern edge of the Delta (about 25 mins from Maun in a Caravan). A fire destroyed most of the aircraft, only the tail remained intact. Whether the fire was post impact or started inflight is unknown. There were 10 pax and 1 (experienced) pilot onboard. Only 4 of the pax survived, some still in critical condition. The response from the different operators in the area, and from the BDF was quick. First people overhead within minutes, and medical crews there within an hour.

That's all the facts that are publicly known at the moment.

The most widely believed cause is an engine failure immediately after takeoff.
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 18:35
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Shit. From this thread and elsewhere, I'm not liking what I'm hearing. I'm very much afraid that the pilot is the same guy who trained me in a Caravan. If so, he was extremely careful, pedantic, as thorough and conservative a pilot you could wish to find. He was so careful about every aspect of flying, and was always more prepared than less - and definitely had the experience to get out of a problem if it arose.

I simply can't believe this has happened.
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Old 17th Oct 2011, 18:14
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Can anyone confirm if the pilot had the initials P.M. ?
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Old 17th Oct 2011, 18:33
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Just heard it on French TV. 4 Swedes, 2 British and 2 French burned to death. 2 other French (a couple probably sitting at the back of the Van) survived and have been hospitalized in Joburg...
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Old 17th Oct 2011, 18:37
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Article on Moremi

The Monitor :: Seven tourists die in plane crash
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 06:39
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British pilot who died in Botswana air crash named - Telegraph
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