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C210 down in the NT

Old 24th Mar 2002, 15:10
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Dont know too much, but the NOTAM's on area 80 says that a C210 is disabled on the runway at Groote Eylandt???. .. .Does anybody know of the circumstances?. .. .----------------------------------. .Message icon changed by moderator. . . . <small>[ 26 March 2002, 01:01: Message edited by: Woomera ]</small>
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Old 24th Mar 2002, 15:37
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Pilot injured and being flown to DN. No pax involved. Lets hope he pulls through OK.
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Old 24th Mar 2002, 17:01
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As Mickster said, the FACTS at this stage are that, the pilot was injured, the aircraft damaged, by fire, at Groote.. .. .NOTHING ELSE is known at this stage - lets try no idle speculation or gossip.. .. .One of our clan, and his family / friends, needs our thoughts tonight and for the near future.
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Old 24th Mar 2002, 17:11
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I think fission about covered it, our thoughts should be with the guy involved not speculation about what happened, remember anyone can read whats on here, including his family.
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Old 24th Mar 2002, 19:01
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Sorry to hear this and wish the pilot a swift recovery.. .. .Does anyone know the rego?
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ABC Radio News this morning (25/3) said the aircraft hit a tower, burst into flames and crashed. . .. .Pilot has been transferred to RDH (Royal Darwin Hospital) suffering severe burns.
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Old 25th Mar 2002, 08:59
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From News.com.au.... . </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"> Pilot burned in plane crash. .AAP. .25mar02. .. .A 24-year-old commercial pilot suffered serious burns when his light-aircraft crashed soon after take-off on remote Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. . .. .The man was alone aboard the single-engine Cessna 210 chartered aircraft when it crashed on the island off the east Arnhem Land coast, police said today.. .. ."There is a suggestion that he might have hit an aerial," a spokeswoman said.. .. ."He got out and basically the plane exploded and was destroyed.". .. .The man was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Darwin Hospital at 3.10pm yesterday (CST).. .. .Investigations by police and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are under way. . . </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Thoughts and prayers to the pilot, family, and those that were on the scene... a terrible thing!. . . . <small>[ 25 March 2002, 04:59: Message edited by: jon.pierre ]</small>
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Old 25th Mar 2002, 09:31
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Can anyone privately let me know who the guy was please?? Had an old instructor that went up there and was flying 207/210's out of that area.. .. .Just want to know if it is or not.. .. .Thanks
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Old 25th Mar 2002, 10:34
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ABC radio reported this afternoon he has not survived his injuries.. .Another promising brother of the sky gone.
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Old 25th Mar 2002, 11:06
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Thoughts and prayers to all concerned.
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Old 25th Mar 2002, 12:51
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It difficult to put thoughts into words... It was an especially difficult one to deal with from an ambulance officers point of veiw... he was flown to Darwin hospital ex Groote Is early monday morning in a critical condition with extensive burns... We got a call from the clinic just after it happened... We werent told how it happened.. .. .Sadly aviation looses another one of the good guys. .. .My thoughts go to his family... and his workmates in Darwin, Gove and Groote...
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Old 25th Mar 2002, 13:03
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Thoughts out to family and freinds of the pilot.. .BOOFA, maybe you should change the Icon on the post heading now as I dont think it is very appropriate, and his family and freinds wouldnt either I dont think.
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Old 25th Mar 2002, 13:29
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Aircraft was VH-RRI. Pilot badly burnt apparently.Pilot's initials JS.. . . . <small>[ 25 March 2002, 09:30: Message edited by: Icarus2001 ]</small>
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Old 25th Mar 2002, 13:38
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One of the best guys GA has ever known. . .I'll have a beer for ya, big fella. . .My thoughts to his family and friends.
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Old 26th Mar 2002, 03:16
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I'm sorry.

A man that made friends easily wherever he went, and loved what he was doing.

Never a more selfless and caring man have I ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Everyone will miss you...


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Old 26th Mar 2002, 04:36
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From news.com.au again.. .. .__________________________________-. .. .Young pilot dies after plane crash inferno. .By ALAN HARDIE. .Northern Territory News. .26mar02. .. .A young pilot who struggled unaided from his flame-engulfed plane after it crashed, died yesterday.. .. .The death of the 24-year-old pilot from Anindilyakwa Air, known as Jason, stunned the Alyangula townsfolk. . .. .Two cleaners saw the single-engined Cessna 210 clip a radio antenna and lights shortly after it took off from Groote Eylandt Airport after 3pm on Sunday. . .. .Seconds later, the aircraft's wing slammed into the antenna, which ripped into the tail. . .. .The impact of the plane hitting the ground tore off the engine and threw it several metres. . .. .The fuselage slid across the ground then burst into flames. . .. .As the contract cleaners raced to help, they saw the pilot staggering past the wreckage, having somehow freed himself. . .. .The cleaners smothered the flames around the pilot as fire and medical teams arrived. . .. .Staff at Alyangula Clinic tried to save the pilot and he was flown to Royal Darwin Hospital by an NT Aero Medical Service plane. . .. .But with 90 per cent burns, it was decided to turn off his life-support about 1pm yesterday. . .. .The pilot died shortly afterwards. Police did not release the pilot's name yesterday. . .. .Rick Peters, senior community relations officer at the Groote Eylandt Mining Company, said yesterday: "The effect of the accident on this town is devastating. . .. ."Everybody involved in the rescue is having counselling. The pilot managed to get out of the plane by himself, though he was very badly burned. . .. ."A couple of cleaners were first on the scene and everyone did what they could. . .. ."Our emergency crews are well trained _ but not for this sort of thing.'' . .. .Mr Peters said the pilot was well-liked in the community. . .. .Anindilyakwa Air CEO Catherine Dunn said yesterday: "The pilot suffered severe burns as a result of the post-impact fire. . .. ."He was treated in Royal Darwin Hospital until 1pm, when it was decided that life support should be suspended. . .. ."Our sympathies are extended to the pilot's family and friends.'' . .. .Senior Sergeant Matt Hollamby at Alyangula said there was no indication the weather had played a part in the accident. . .. .A team of investigators from the Air Transport and Safety Bureau were travelling to Alyangula yesterday. . .. ."They will start examining the scene first thing in the morning,'' Sen-Sgt Hollamby said. . .. .RIP. .. .Dog <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
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Old 26th Mar 2002, 05:09
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Sorry if I offended anybody, I must of missed that. I wasn't until the news came I realised the nature of the accident. . .. .My sincere apoligises to those involved.. .. .Cheers, B.
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Old 26th Mar 2002, 05:36
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A sad sad sad day. . .. .RIP young fella.. .. .As a community we pull together, what happened doesn't matter just the fact that one of us has passed by... . .. .HA.............
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Old 26th Mar 2002, 05:47
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Put Put (JS),. .. .You were well liked by Everyone who knew you. . .. .Your infectious laugh, jovial nature and magnanimous attitude will be sorely missed by those who have worked with you and everybody else who was lucky enough to have crossed your path. You had a beautiful way of making people feel important and comfortable around you. Nothing was too much trouble and you always went out of your way to help others in need.. .. .Commiserations to the family and fiance in this difficult hour. I hope that with time passing, the hole left behind closes up.. .. .Missed by so many.... .. .Pretzal. . . . <small>[ 26 March 2002, 01:52: Message edited by: Pretzal ]</small>
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Old 26th Mar 2002, 06:41
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On behalf of Darwin ATC I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of the pilot involved. We too feel part of the aviation community up here and are saddened by this loss. May he now fly on wings of eagles and look down on us with the thought that he will be missed. Rest in Peace.
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