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Aircraft down near Camden, Nattai NP

Old 2nd Apr 2015, 06:01
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Aircraft down near Camden, Nattai NP

Just caught then of of a news flash. Aircraft down near Camden in Nattai NP. Aircraft ditched in the river, both pilot and pax ok and winched to safety by Air Ambulance Rescue Chopper.

Couldn't see what type the aircraft was other than high winged.

Glad all are ok.

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 06:04
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News report as above, with a/c in the water.
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 06:06
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They just interviewed the pilot.

"Complete engine failure at 3500ft, aimed for the swamp and put it down in the trees/river."

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 06:18
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Another bloody Jab!
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 06:37
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Another bloody Jab!
Not according to the ABC newsite, they reckon it's a "Jamaroo"

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 06:53
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Naaah....all light aircraft are Cessnas, dontcha know
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 07:22
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http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-02/light-plane-crashes-in-camden-national-park/6368774
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 07:28
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its a Jab.





If your going over tiger country, dont do it in a Jabiru, if your going to have an engine failure over tiger country, do it in a Jabiru.

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 07:31
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Jabiru J160D. Not good news for Jabiru. I hope the passenger had signed the waiver!

An absolute testament to the strength and crash worthiness of the Jabiru.
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 07:48
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No Cookies | dailytelegraph.com.au

Bugger, I see for once someone has been doing their homework, para at end about CASA's restrictions on Jabs and why.
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 09:44
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Poor Jabirus. It's about time for a PT6 upgrade. Unless it was just a simple case of too much air in the fuel tank?
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 09:57
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Mmm

Wonder if it's " another raa" wonder if it's another jab ?? Just wondering ,,,,,,
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 10:24
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Ultralights...thats very witty...! I'll remember that one.
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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 12:22
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Couple of small repairs...good as new!

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Old 3rd Apr 2015, 03:26
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Bit of polish, that'll buff out.......
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Old 3rd Apr 2015, 03:53
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A rotax 912, in a J120 airframe, would possibly be the safest aircraft in the skies..
As much as their engines are given a lot of bad press, the same cant be said for their airframes, almost indestructible.
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Old 3rd Apr 2015, 04:06
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Are there any Jabs with Rotax in them?? I'd love to have a crack in one if there is.
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there are a few, but all homebuilt. with the new regs regarding mods to homebuilts and factory RAAus aircraft, you might see a few factory built rego Jabs no undergoing a few mods to change engine type.
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A Jab with a Rotax seems to be a no brainer. I'm amazed at how robust the airframes of these things are
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Old 5th Apr 2015, 05:40
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Not so robust going by the pictures above. It looks pretty faarrkked to me.
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