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Crash in Gordon VIC?

Old 8th Sep 2015, 07:01
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Crash in Gordon VIC?

Just saw on a scanner there was a fatality between Gordon and Millbrook VIC today?
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 07:34
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Yes, saw on ch7 VH-ZEW. Sad news.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 07:41
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What an absolute tragedy! Clocked up some hours on VH-ZEW. R.I.P to the pilot.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 08:14
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Can't say it looks like a forced landing attempt.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 08:28
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scheduled flight plane VH-ZEW ? FlightAware
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 08:34
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Can't say it looks like a forced landing attempt.
Being a 2011 model hopefully G1000 equipped we may be able to find out much sooner than normal as to what happened. What a shocker of a mess in the photo :-(
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 08:37
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lets hope so, but i have a few initial thoughts on what happened judging by the damage.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 11:10
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Apparently no ABC TV news crews on scene so they are airing pictures of the recent Yak crash


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Old 8th Sep 2015, 13:12
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I have NEVER seen wreckage like that in any accident. Thoughts are with all affected.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 13:16
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Very ordinary conditions here at YBLT today. Why the hell would anybody approve a first Solo Nav to an area with terrain like that in these Met conditions. CASA will love it.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 13:29
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I can tell you there were several 'incidents' today, coulda been worse.....
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 13:43
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If who ever approved this flight is reading then all I can say is Chin up, do not feel guilty, it was definitely not your fault. If anything good on you for approving it. Students are wrapped up in too much cotton wool these days.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 13:59
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If who ever approved this flight is reading then all I can say is Chin up, do not feel guilty, it was definitely not your fault.
Hear hear. My thoughts are with that instructor too. It'll be a tough time no doubt but sometimes circumstances will defeat all our best efforts. Keep on going, learning and teaching with your chin up.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 14:03
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I have NEVER seen wreckage like that in any accident.

Doesn't even look like a 172.

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Old 8th Sep 2015, 14:20
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Was this the same aircraft I heard on 124.1/120.75 MHz around 0330Z (Cooma area)?

If so well done to the pilot of the assisting aircraft, he seemed to be giving good advice to someone seemingly lost inadvertent IMC. The incident pilot seemed to be responding and understanding the advice, (e.g. wings level, full power, a few degrees up nose etc). It had me wondering how much basic IF is taught prior to solo VFR nav these days (no disrespect intended to any party involved).

I can't help feeling we could have offered to render assistance... we had the fuel and hopefully some useful advice to offer...many regretful thoughts this evening.

Sincerest condolences to all involved.

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Old 8th Sep 2015, 14:35
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Being a 2011 model hopefully G1000 equipped we may be able to find out much sooner than normal as to what happened. What a shocker of a mess in the photo :-(
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Actually, probably not. The ATSB does not have the ability to read the GPS chip and they send them to the USA where they are low on the priority scale for action. Or so I'm told.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 18:28
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From the TAF that I saw at Ballarat today I can understand that an instructor sent a student there solo. Looks like it was to clear up by 2:30 and seemed like it was ok conditions for a nav flight. I really feel for everyone involved and hope you can all remain strong and work through this difficult time. Unfortunately we all accept a certain level of risk when we fly and we must all be aware of this as it is our personal responsibility. Very sad.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 21:37
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Our sympathies to everyone involved. It is always upsetting whenever this happens...

Having done the YMPC to YBLT many times, the weather can quickly change as showers come in. The ground rises heading towards YBLT and it rises quickly just past Bacchus Marsh. More than once I have had to upgrade to IFR. Although there is a comment on the Channel 9 link, from someone at the Ballarat Aeroclub that the ceiling was 1500'AGL at the time of the accident.

Re the Garmin 1000- all the flight data is recorded on an SD card, you can up load this on various websites and get very detailed data. This SD card goes in the upper slot on the MFD. If there was no SD card then I am not sure if any data gets recorded.

Sad day indeed.

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Old 9th Sep 2015, 00:50
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Was this the same aircraft I heard on 124.1/120.75 MHz around 0330Z (Cooma area)?
Probably not. I believe ATC assisted with three unrelated VFR-in-IMC or VFR-on-top-of-cloud incidents in various parts of Victoria yesterday. THis crash is not included in those.
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