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Old 16th May 2019, 18:48
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DXB Light Aircraft Crash

A piston twin on a nav aid calibration flight crashed around 3 miles short of 30L this evening at DXB. The operator appears to be Flight Calibration Services from the UK with the type belived to be a Diamond DA62.

(Edited to mention that the total of four on board, have reported to have passed away. RIP)

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Old 16th May 2019, 19:08
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Outline article on BBC website: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48301828

Three Britons and a South African were aboard
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Old 16th May 2019, 19:28
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Ok, thanks - new here. what is the procedure for getting threads deleted or merged?
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Old 16th May 2019, 19:57
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Ok, thanks - new here. what is the procedure for getting threads deleted or merged?
The moderators can merge thread eventually, though they can be contacted directly using the icon below your name on the left of the thread.
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Old 16th May 2019, 20:25
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What part of town did it come down? Article just says 3 miles south of the airport? I used to live about 3 miles south and have friends there.
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Old 16th May 2019, 20:41
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Old 16th May 2019, 20:45
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Originally Posted by I'm not joking sir View Post
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Cheers. Not really south as reported and lucky it wasn’t closer to the City.
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Old 17th May 2019, 15:11
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Cheers. Not really south as reported and lucky it wasn’t closer to the City.
what? You post this knowing no one was killed or hurt on the ground and you make no mention of the 4 lives lost. Get a grip of yourself and think about what you are posting.

RIP the 4 crew killed and my thoughts and prayers are with the next of kin.
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Old 17th May 2019, 17:24
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Difficult to have any idea what could have happened. The manoeuvres are all well within aircraft performance, nothing special in that sense. Also, as they are usually within 10miles or so of the airport facilities for ILS/marker calibration, it would seem to have happened very suddenly. RIP all.
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Old 18th May 2019, 03:11
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Don't worry. Dubai Media Office reports all running smoothly at DXB following "a minor incident involving a small plane". Minor? Not for those involved & their loved ones...clearly the DMO needs some lessons in sensitive reporting and to extend their vocabulary with a few adjectives such as"sad" or "tragic".....
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48301828

Rest in peace, my friend - some good times throughout the years.
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Old 18th May 2019, 09:11
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Seems so bizarre with such qualified, experienced people on board , and good weather..... anybody got any clues ( trying to avoid gross speculation)...
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Old 18th May 2019, 10:17
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Anyone know if FlightRadar24 tracks non schedule flights? If yes, how do you find them. In my day (over 20yrs ago) Transponder was on with discreet squawk. If correct, Mushrif Park is the approach end of 30L. Hence they could have been performing an ILS calibration at the edges of the approved beam, either GS or LOC.
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Wake turbulence?
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Have they released the names yet? Know a few guys from cobham/FRA who moved on and wanted to check.
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Have they released the names yet? Know a few guys from cobham/FRA who moved on and wanted to check.
Likewise............
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For one, see the military aircrew section. Sad news.
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Thanks Duchess Driver, Saw DP but not the others.

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