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Incident in the water off Broome

Old 11th Jul 2012, 14:20
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Incident in the water off Broome

Incident off Broome. Any more details available?
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 15:59
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From ABC News
"A search is underway off the coast of Broome in Western Australia, after reports that a light plane is missing.

Police believe the twin-engine aircraft went down in the water off Cable Beach after taking off from Broome airport on Wednesday.

Emergency services have launched an air-and-sea search for the plane and its pilot, who is understood to have been flying alone.

Authorities are searching an area between 300-800 metres off cable beach.

Acting Senior Sergeant Dave Walker says authorities have been in discussion with witnesses.

"Witnesses around the area observed lights - maybe signals from the plane - entering the bay off the end of the runway and at the moment we have no communication with that plane," he said.

A nearby beachside concert, attended by more than a thousand people, was stopped to allow the rescue to get underway but later resumed.

Police have set up a command post at the local surf club."
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 16:47
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Plane crash off Cable Beach - The West Australian
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[url=http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/search-and-rescue-mission-after-broome-plane-crash-20120711-21wq9.html




http://mobile.news.com.au/national/plane-crashes-on-cable-beach-in-front-of-concert-goers/story-fndo4e3y-1226423958464

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Old 11th Jul 2012, 23:05
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Fatality near Broome

sadly the Courier-Mail reports that the wreckage of a twin engine plane and the body of the sole occupant have been found in sand dunes near Broome.

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Old 11th Jul 2012, 23:18
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Perth Now says its a Golden Eagle Twin.

Plane crashes on Cable Beach in front of concert-goers | Perth Now
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 23:53
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 00:17
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Shortly after takeoff into the dunes on runway centerline?

I hope it's not another somotographic illusion accident.

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Old 12th Jul 2012, 01:06
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My first thoughts as well GG. Moonrise isn't until around midnight.

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Old 12th Jul 2012, 01:59
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Horrible news...
Any past or present broome aviator who has enjoyed the view of cable beach so many times after takeoff would be greatly saddened by this.. RIP..
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 02:17
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This from their website.
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 02:27
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anyone got a name yet? half of the guys i know there arnt answering their phone!
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 02:30
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Sadly another fine pilot dies, how we know not, but we have lost a member of the fraternity. For his family and friends my commiserations, and to his company, the same. Australia could never function were it not for these pilots that do the mail runs, and all things commercial, this should always be remembered.
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Very sad indeed.

If this is somatogravic illusion yet again I would be interested to hear about how many times questions related to that topic on the CHUF and AHUF were replaced by TEM.

There is certainly a place for TEM in the syllabus but it dominates the exam and we study accordingly, perhaps to the detriment of core HPL knowledge.

Of course there's been no determination from an investigation but it is worth thinking about.

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Old 12th Jul 2012, 06:37
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Perhaps again in English rather than acronyms?
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 07:01
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Yes. Please.
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Terrible news. RIP mate, you will be sadly missed.

FalconX I'm sure you would have heard by now if it was a friend of yours, PM if not.
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 07:28
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Ok, sat ATPL subjects about 30 years ago before these acronyms.

I wouldn't think they would help much here anyway.

Vary sad for friends and family.
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 07:42
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I would be interested to hear about how many times questions related to that topic on the CHUF and AHUF were replaced by TEM.
Having recently passed AHUF I would anecdotally comment that this is a bit of a stretch. There were 10 questions out of 40 that were based on TEM. Hardly enough to "replace" the core Human Performance syllabus material. Don't be alarmed, the Vestibular system is still very well represented in the exam.

I did not get any actual questions on the Somatogravic Illusion, however I was well studied and prepared from the texts I had read on its details. It is one topic out of probably all of the ATPL syllabus that is extremely valid and will stay burned into my mind ever time I get into an aircraft at night.

I wouldn't go pointing the finger at CASA quite yet. I think the TEM component to the syllabus is quite well balanced.

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Old 12th Jul 2012, 07:57
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Spare us the thread drift. Was anyone there who can shed some light on this?

Was he taking off, returning to land?

How credible are witness reports of the aircraft 'spinning' and loud 'banging sounds, like a shotgun'?

He was a highly competent pilot from my experience. Farewell mate.
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