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Old 6th May 2015, 02:54
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Couple forced to make emergency landing on road

Just noticed this at Couple forced to make emergency landing on road | Sunshine Coast Daily

UPDATE: A LAKE Nash couple, who are pilots, were on their way to the Beef Australia 2015 event when they were forced to make an emergency landing near Rockhampton.

The cattle property owners, Fred and Sarah Hughes, landed their Cessna aircraft on a rural road in Stanwell, about 1.5km off the main highway between Rockhampton and Emerald (the Capricorn Hwy).

The couple are not hurt or injured.

Sarah was commanding the aircraft when an engine fail light appeared.

They were forced to land on the nearest possible road.

An engineer has been called to inspect and repair the aircraft.

Engine failure reportedly prompted the landing on the narrow Stanwell-Waroula Road, near the Capricorn Highway, about 9.45am.

An employee of the nearby Stanwell Stop service station said she was on her way to work when she came across the scene, Fairfax reported.

"It's just a little, narrow road that goes past the shop," she said.

"It's just a tiny little plane, I saw it ahead then I had to drive under the wings to get past and get to work.

"I said to the boss when I got here, 'gee you see some strange things on country roads. Coming to work I just had to drive under the wing of a plane parked on the road."

The usual as expected poor article writing but this is a new one on me!
when an engine fail light appeared
Not to mention the poor sod who
had to drive under the wings to get past and get to work
Oh well that's the 5 minutes entertainment from the press for today.

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PS. Well done to the crew for the landing.
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Old 6th May 2015, 03:20
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C206 with "fuel issues" according to the Courier Mail.
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Old 6th May 2015, 03:46
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Given the fog around Rocky this morning I wonder if the "fuel" issue was because of a lack of it. It was clearing around the time the incident was reported though, so who knows.

Regardless, well done putting the aircraft down with an engine failure especially with everyone able to walk away and no aircraft damage, and if it was precautionary then well done for the same reasons.
 
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This is a much better and straightforward report -

Plane lands on road near Rockhampton

No engine failure 'light' or silly journalistic drama.....just the facts.
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Old 6th May 2015, 04:22
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Pah! We didn't have no newfangled engine failure lights back when I was flying! You had to bloody well look outside and see if the prop was turning.
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I haven't kept up with these modern fandangled light aircraft but I've never heard of an engine failure 'light' for a piston.
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Old 6th May 2015, 04:50
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I suppose it makes sense. The manufacturer figures the pilot is never going to look up from all the fancy MFDs, so they might as well put something there for him to look at.
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Old 6th May 2015, 07:07
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The reporter cocked it up.

It was the check engine light....
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I haven't kept up with these modern fandangled light aircraft but I've never heard of an engine failure 'light' for a piston.
Never flown one of these
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Old 6th May 2015, 08:49
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Didn't later versions of the 336/337 have one for the rear engine as well?
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Nope never flown them 601.

If there is an engine failure light, what's it based on? Torque loss?
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I think its audio sourced as its just as noisy on one and performance doesn't change much
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Failure light?

It was the engine failure odour from her husband. That steak diet does wonders for situational awareness......
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Old 7th May 2015, 03:39
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Stanwell?
Something happened in Stanwell??
They'll have to set up an annual festival to commemorate the event.
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601; I actually have a whole 3hrs ICUS in one of those!

Way back in 1990 with Luk V as the checkie. I was supposed to go on and do the full endorsement but it didn't happen.
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I haven't kept up with these modern fandangled light aircraft but I've never heard of an engine failure 'light' for a piston.
Had one of them new-fangle thingies come on last week - red light flashing on the panel and a nice ladies voice saying, "Check engine, check engine"!

And me thinking, "What the [email protected]#$"!

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"Pinky the pilot 601; I actually have a whole 3hrs ICUS in one of those!

Way back in 1990 with Luk V as the checkie. I was supposed to go on and do the full endorsement but it didn't happen."

So you have 3hrs DUAL!
You cannot be ICUS without being endorsed. (How this will work with part 61 I have no idea)

This is how mindless arguments about logging hours start!

Sorry for thread drift.
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Thanks for that Tankengine; However, I was instructed to enter it into my log book as ICUS by the Chief Pilot.

Make of that what you will.
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Yep! Your Chief Pilot was wrong!

Pretty common, I was a CP and CFI once myself.
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Wrong? I don't think so.

This is because the Trislander's official designation was still BN2 and as such did not require a separate endorsement. Just a checkout. My use of the words 'full endorsement' in my earlier post is actually incorrect.

In PNG we used to refer to it as a BN3 for some reason but that was not correct. Nor, from memory, did the PNG DCA recognise that designation.

If I'm mistaken, I'm sure that some ex Dz Trislander Pilot will inform me.

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