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Parafield Mid-Air

Old 7th Feb 2009, 01:44
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Parafield Mid-Air

I just heard there was a mid-air at Parafield involving two FTA aircraft. Anyone have some info?
I have a friend flying there at the moment.

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Old 7th Feb 2009, 02:40
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whats the source on this?

I just called to check at PF - no emergency services buzzing around or anything to signify this.. Was it at the aerodrome or in the training area / one of the inbound reporting points?

We have channel 9 & channel 10 news helicopters in our hangar and they are sitting dormant... Would indicate media doesnt seem to know anything about it.

Waiting on a phone call to the tower to check...
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Old 7th Feb 2009, 02:52
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have we got anything more? i know a stack of people down there...
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Old 7th Feb 2009, 02:58
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update - seems something did occur before the tower opened this morning.

Apparently minor damage and whatever / whoever was involved landed without incident.
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Old 7th Feb 2009, 04:38
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King RB, only channel 7 flies weekends anyway (hence being dormant)
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Old 7th Feb 2009, 10:21
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anyone know any more?

maybe Grobs are pretty strong!!
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Old 7th Feb 2009, 12:00
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Interesting, I have not heard anything!

Surprised it hasn't been blown out of proportion by the good ol media and all the whining protesters trying to shut the airport down!!!
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Old 7th Feb 2009, 21:59
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Two Aircraft on finals. Tobago and Grob, clipped wings apparantly. No injuries.
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Old 8th Feb 2009, 04:19
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clipped wings apparantly
Wrong... find a new source!

Glad to hear it ended safely, unlike Bankstown and Moorabin a few months ago
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Old 8th Feb 2009, 04:38
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Natit, perhaps you could enlighten us as to your source, and to what really happened. If you have more accurate information, please add to the discussion, rather than denouncing other posters as wrong, with nothing to back up your claims.
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Old 8th Feb 2009, 04:50
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Rego?

Anyone got the real story and the rego of the "so called" incident?

Might have flown it before.
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Old 8th Feb 2009, 05:04
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Ok, so another 'source' (one of the instructors) states, that the grob cliped the tobago on finals.... not sure on the rego, but the incident report will be about somewhere.
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Old 8th Feb 2009, 06:20
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Flygirl,

Could you PM me the instructors name?Thanks!
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Old 8th Feb 2009, 07:35
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"so called" incident?
I don't know the details, that's why I asked, but there is nothing "so called" about two aircraft running into each other airborne in a circuit.

the silence is deafening!
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Old 8th Feb 2009, 07:58
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as I understand it, being kept under very close raps in the hope the media doesnt latch onto it.
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Old 8th Feb 2009, 10:56
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Lasiorhinus.. can't devulge any info sorry mate. Just be happy that everyone landed safely.
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Old 9th Feb 2009, 02:32
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Here is some of the latest "gossip" from Parafield.

The mid-air incident may (or may not) have happened before (or after) the TWR opened, and there were more (or possibly less) than the maximum permitted (of 5) aircraft operating in the circuit.

What I have seen with my own eyes, is a Tobago parked in the far NE corner of their hangar with a green tarp covering the fin and rudder. This suggests the rudder has been clipped by a wing, a wheel or a prop.

Callsign might have been VH-YTG.

Aviation Photos: VH-YTG

The media have a sniff of it and have been ringing around the flight schools asking questions but not getting too much cooperation AFAIK.
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Old 9th Feb 2009, 05:58
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Ooh ooh oooh I need some parts for the front end of my TB-10..

(Cowls, engine mounts, nosewheel assembly...)


((Glad everyone was OK))

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Old 9th Feb 2009, 07:10
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Looks like FTA's fessed up, with local Channels 7 and 10 broadcasting the story on tonight's news with CASA's Peter Gibson chipping in too.

As you would expect, Sleazy Seven went to a nearby shopping center to get as much negative comment from the locals.
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Unfortunatly I saw that pathetic journalism on channel seven aswell "Ovation"

Why do they have to go and get useless opinions from people who have really got no idea...
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