The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions The place for students, instructors and charter guys in Oz, NZ and the rest of Oceania.

Caboolture 'hard landing'

Old 5th May 2006, 00:42
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Incipient spin
Posts: 15
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Caboolture 'hard landing'

Anyone know what happened this morning at Caboolture. Aparently there were only minor injuries after the aircraft 'nose dived' to the ground. Of course I'm using what the media said...

Was it one of our recreational aircraft cousins?
Capt. Wingdrop is offline  
Old 5th May 2006, 01:43
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Age: 74
Posts: 4,363
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Report from another pilot who was overhead, 20 minutes after the event. Looked like some sort of warbird (Ryan?), upside down at the intersection of the runways (off the runway). Crew medevac'd out, (broken leg?) that's all I know.

Last edited by John Eacott; 5th May 2006 at 02:15.
John Eacott is offline  
Old 5th May 2006, 11:38
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: .
Posts: 730
Received 6 Likes on 2 Posts
Aircraft involved was VH-DBD. Pilot very well known. Some photos of the damage on the courier mail website. Glad he got out ok(ish)
puff is offline  
Old 5th May 2006, 12:01
  #4 (permalink)  

Grandpa Aerotart
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: SWP
Posts: 4,618
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Get well soon mate...sorry about the Ryan...she looks finished.
Chimbu chuckles is offline  
Old 5th May 2006, 12:53
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Posts: 3,051
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
yes, saw the photos on the news! very lucky to be alive, Prop ended up in the cockpit! it was the son of the founder of Kendal airlines, he is upset about destroying a beautiful aircraft his father owned. (as quoted on the tv)

by looking at the pics, the side of the fuse was covered in oil that had been streaming past the cockpit, so it looks like some kind of catastrophic engine failure might have been the cause. but glad he is alive and reasonably good condition after the accident.
Ultralights is offline  
Old 5th May 2006, 13:58
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: UAE
Age: 54
Posts: 119
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Is the pilot ex AN, now with Air Pacific?
Macrohard is offline  
Old 5th May 2006, 23:24
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: .
Posts: 730
Received 6 Likes on 2 Posts
Yes macro, his name was released on last nights news as well.
puff is offline  
Old 6th May 2006, 03:42
  #8 (permalink)  

Grandpa Aerotart
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: SWP
Posts: 4,618
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
And ex Talair...a good Guy
Chimbu chuckles is offline  
Old 6th May 2006, 13:57
  #9 (permalink)  
Registered User **
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Stuffingsville
Posts: 94
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think you can take a little break.


Woomera
Chief Chook is offline  
Old 6th May 2006, 21:43
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: australia
Posts: 31
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Theres always one sick bloke that brings up 89.Heres a fellow aviator that was almost killed flying an antique aircraft when the engine failed and CHOOK HEAD goes on about 89.? Wheres the professionalism. Glad that your OK Guy, sorry about the ryan.
vhxxxx is offline  
Old 7th May 2006, 02:54
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Dunnunda & Godzone
Age: 73
Posts: 4,275
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Chief Chook is having a 4 day break to think about things

Anyone else tempted in a like manner will be treated identically.
Woomera is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.