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Six feared lost as light plane missing off North Stradbroke Island

Old 9th May 2015, 02:12
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Six feared lost as light plane missing off North Stradbroke Island

Six feared lost as light plane missing off North Stradbroke Island

A LIGHT plane has reportedly crashed into the sea off North Stradbroke Island with six people on board.
A CareFlight rescue helicopter has been dispatched from the Sunshine Coast.


Six feared lost as light plane missing off North Stradbroke Island



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is really interesting if you look at the historical radar data leading up to what I assume is the accident. The trouble is it is right on the edge of the map range and you seem to lose the aircraft right at the critical moment but it looks like there are two aircraft flying in loose stream formation at approximately 1500 feet heading northbound overwater. Then, one of the symbols stops and the other continues off the screen, it then shows again at the northern end of the island, does a couple of orbits like it is looking for some one and then heads back southbound again, probably looking for the aircraft he was flying with ?

I could very well be wrong but it is very interesting to look at the data provided by the tracking system
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No name released yet, however Ten News say pilot was a 64yo English immigrant flying an RA reg aircraft that he had bought within the last few weeks. Trying to work out what it was from the wreck photo, water is unforgiving and the aircraft has been reduced to pretty much kit form. RIP, not the way you expect a jolly out to the island on a sunny day to end.

Edit; I believe it is one of Howie Hughes machines (Ballina)

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Old 9th May 2015, 08:02
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It appears to be a Huges Light wing SP2000.
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Old 9th May 2015, 10:34
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6 presumed dead in another RA accident ? Maybe a little heavy with all those PAX ?
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Old 9th May 2015, 11:24
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another RA accident
Ohhh! Look out guys! He went there!
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Ohhh! Look out guys! He went there!
Right you lot! Settle down!!

Let's just wait until those who are paid to deal with these occurrences have done their job, shall we?
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You're kidding right Pinky? When was the last time you read an investigation that wasn't full of politically correct garbage and came out within 3 years of the occurrence?
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More importantly why was I quoted?
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So from this news report it seems there was only the pilot. ATSB don't seem to investigating. Police are doing their own investigation with help of an 'expert' from Melbourne.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-1...eckage/6458142

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