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Chippy down Luskintyre

Old 14th Nov 2014, 02:31
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Chippy down Luskintyre

Emergency services on scene of a chipmunk crash at Luskintyre. rescue chopper on scene,two persons to be transported.No further details at is time.
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Old 14th Nov 2014, 05:23
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Apparently VH-RVY Lycoming IO-360. No details but has been very high 30s since early this morning. Hope not serious.
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Old 14th Nov 2014, 07:20
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Appears no life threatening injures thankfully. Occurred shortly after take off according to this:

Light plane crash at Luskintyre | UPDATE | The Maitland Mercury
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Old 14th Nov 2014, 11:42
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Another Chipmunk gone...





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Old 14th Nov 2014, 14:49
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Sad day indeed, Mr D9,...

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Old 14th Nov 2014, 15:42
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D9,
Thanks for the pics - which I found a bit depressing.
But at least there was the good side to it.
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 00:21
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Not being a smarta** or trying to start and argument here, but the ground seems (key word seems) relatively flat behind the a/c. Why so much damage? Cheers
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 01:02
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The direction the aircraft is pointing in the photos is not necessarily the direction the wreckage was travelling before it came to rest.

There is also no indication of the vertical component of travel.

Speculation here is pointless of course, very sad to see a Chippy come to grief all the same
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 10:45
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very sad to see a Chippy come to grief all the same
Not a real Chippy, ofcourse
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 11:22
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I was trying not to say that Arnold.

Never flown one with a Lyco.
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 12:26
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....it'll buff out!
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 12:56
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Interesting prop damage. Not turning at point of impact?
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 21:54
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Very sad indeed, checked my log book and did 3.5 hours training in RVY at Royal Vic in the mid 1960-s. After surviving over 60 years sad to see its sudden demise?
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 05:15
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Composite props break rather than bending.
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 09:05
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Composite props break rather than bending.
Yep, but note that top blade untouched.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 02:57
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Very sad indeed. I gained my CPL ( both day and night tests) at Royal Vic in VH-RVY at Moorabbin in March 59 with DCA Examiner Tom Drury
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 05:14
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But RVY would have looked different then - more like this:

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Old 8th Jan 2015, 08:48
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Thumbs up

Thanks Dora and Comper,
what wonderful memories, not many years later did much of my early training on Chippy's, Blue RVY figures in my log book with Bruce McInnes for some of those hours.
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