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Plane down near Clyde in Victoria

Old 23rd Feb 2007, 06:40
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Plane down near Clyde in Victoria

Channel 7 just reported a plane has gone down near Clyde, with 2 POB.
Well inside YMMB's training area - hope all is well and that all are OK.
Anyone know any more details?

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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 06:53
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News.com.au Report at least one killed
"AT least one person has been killed in a light plane crash in Melbourne's southeast.
The plane crash-landed into a paddock shortly before 5.40pm (AEDT) today near Pattersons Road, Clyde North, a Country Fire Authority spokeswoman said.
The plane caught fire after it crashed and it was believed at least one person died, the spokeswoman said."
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...5-1702,00.html "
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 07:22
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Two people have died in a light plane crash south-east of Melbourne.

The plane came down in McCormacks Road at Clyde North just before 6pm AEDT.

It is unclear whether or not there were any other people on board.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...2/s1855768.htm
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 09:42
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2 POB, both fatalities.
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 20:17
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What aircraft please, and was it from YMMB?

Condolences to all affected.
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 21:37
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More details here. Yes, it had departed YMMB.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...2/s1855945.htm
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Old 24th Feb 2007, 00:26
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Is Clyde near the aeros box in the YMMB training area?

What a sad day - thoughts with the friends & family
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Old 24th Feb 2007, 02:42
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Either just inside or just adjacent to the S/W corner of aeros box
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Old 24th Feb 2007, 06:37
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Had a look at the site earlier today.

Appears to be an RV4 of Hamilton origin, but for some reason was being re-assembled at Moorabbin some two weeks ago in a hangar. I have no idea why.

6.7 miles on the 337 GPS radial out of Tooradin, so at the lower end of the Moorabbin aero's box.

Witnesses suggest a spiral dive as per the newspaper reports with components falling off. Looks like the elevator is on the ground near the line of trees near the SES truck. No matter what it is, pieces falling off your aircraft would have been terrifying to say the least.


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Old 24th Feb 2007, 09:14
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I don't know why Mr Gibson comments on this; it is the role of the ATSB to investigate accidents, not CASA. Any suggestion regarding the cause would be pure speculation.

Lets leave the investigation, and reporting, to those best qualified.
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Old 24th Feb 2007, 09:49
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Pretty sure most of the press think CASA investigates aircraft s so I would not be surprised if the press contacted CASA aca Mr Gibson.
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Old 24th Feb 2007, 12:17
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Most of what he commented on was incorrect anyway with regard to experimental... Engineers checking the aircraft, routine inspections, flight over built-up areas... mostly incorrect.

Photo looks pretty nasty. I have a theory on the skidmarks, but it is in no way a good one and not one I like to think too much about. RIP.
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Shit. I just found out who the owner was & he was a friend of mine...tragic end to a hard life.
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Old 25th Feb 2007, 18:56
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Remove the photo

Thank you for changing the photo to one with a wider view. The new one is much more informative.

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Old 26th Feb 2007, 04:37
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Are you for real?

It was an RV4. A 2 seater tandem seat aircraft. They would have hardly put their camping gear in the back and gone out doing aero's! Hmmm... and this C of G problem caused an unrecoverable spiral dive? Or was it somehow loaded forward?????

I don't think your post is appropriate and you probably should remove it until something is released officially.

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Old 26th Feb 2007, 05:01
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...but it could have been overweight.

Using Dan Checkoway's web-based W+B info (http://www.rvproject.com/wab/wab.jsp) it shows that with a couple of hours of fuel and reserves (say 22 USG), you can only fit two 116lb people aboard, before exceeding what he states is the aerobatic weight limit.

CoG seems OK, though.

FWIW.

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Why should YesTAM remove his/her post?

He/she has heard a rumour and has posted it. This is a "rumour network" after all.

Surely the rumour can stand (as a rumour) until someone else can either confirm, or refute it.

What's the point of a "rumour network" if you can't post rumours?
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Old 26th Feb 2007, 05:30
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The point is he posted an accusation on hear the defendant who is now dead canít defend. There is a difference in posting on here a rumour and posting on here something that is libellous. Some need to have a good read of the conditions of posting on PPRuNe. They are clear cut and anyone abusing them may find themselves banned or worse having to deal with a law suit after the owners of PPRuNe give up your identity because of legal action taken by a defamed party to acquire it. And donít think it hasnít happened. It has.
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I'll remove the post. Its very sad. Condolences to the families. Titan404 check PM's.

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