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Old 27th Oct 2015, 09:20
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Pilot escapes moments before light plane crashes in Katherine

Pilot escapes moments before light plane crashes in Katherine - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


The vague article seems to suggest the pilot parachuted out of his "RV86 wing" aircraft.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 23:42
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Looks like it was a very long way from home?
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 00:10
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Longreach to Katherine, a walk in the park for an RV8
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 00:51
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Is that the RV the chief engineer for KA owns?
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 01:32
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Cloudee, how did you go with reading comprehension at school?

I can see nothing in that article to suggest that the pilot parachuted from the aircraft prior to the crash. Looks like a forced landing to me that the pilot survived and got himself out of the aeroplane.

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Old 28th Oct 2015, 01:36
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They regularly 'update' their news items as 'further information comes to hand'.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 06:25
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Dear Dr, I did very well thanks very much. How did you go with basic polite conversation? The first vague article they wrote suggested the pilot had bailed out. The same link now goes to a completely different article. The heading of this thread was taken from the news site. What other interpretation can you put on it?

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Old 28th Oct 2015, 06:49
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Looks like a Cessna to me

From what I read in the press it only ever seems to be Cessna's that crash.

Maybe the bits dangling over the side are from the ejection seat that he used to escape moments before the crash???
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 08:38
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I'd bet that the pilot "bailed out" pretty quickly as soon as the RV came to rest..
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 13:45
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Lucky it was a fixed landing gear aircraft otherwise a wheels up landing in that terrain could have caused serious spinal injuries.
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Old 29th Oct 2015, 05:43
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Seems by photos it is not a problem with the engine! Maybe fuel loading?
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Old 29th Oct 2015, 11:21
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The plane, a RV86 wing aircraft, is likely to be written off due to the nature of the collision.
Dunno why, gentle tap of a hammer lick of paint and a bit of good ol' Turtle Wax, that'll polish out no worries at all. Good as new.

good news on the pilot.
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Old 29th Oct 2015, 18:57
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Caa's ability to assess an accident, from the lounge room, looking at a photo, leaves one breathless.
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Old 29th Oct 2015, 23:47
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Seems by photos it is not a problem with the engine! Maybe fuel loading?
Nope!



Plus some more characters…..
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 12:29
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This guy is smarter than the average bear, and I think he knows what the problem was. No point looking under the hood when there are better things to do. I am sure he will find the root cause.

Be one of the more factual ATSB reports in a long time
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I've hit a few potholes in airstrips that surprisingly didn't rip the U/C off. Knowing the jar they gave me and looking at the state of the aircraft in the photo it doesnt surprise me that he didn't choose that moment to become an amateur air crash investigator. He was probably far too busy thanking whatever invisible friend he prays to for keeping him in one piece.

Much better to leave the amateur investigations to people safely in front of a keyboard, thousands of km,s from the accident and with idle hours to spare.

Also it seems foolish to go opening up a badly bent aircraft that ripped out an undercarriage. Who would know what loose live wires and ruptured fuel lines were waiting to be moved that last fraction of a mm? (I mean aside from the armchair experts)
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Maybe you should man up and talk to the pilot about your issues
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Has somebody lost the plot - or is it just me?
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CAA, I assume English is not your first language.
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 10:59
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Not sure what planet you are on, but I can assure you, the owner, builder and maintainer of this aeroplane is more than capable of doing all the maintenance and diagnosis of the fault that brought him to this point. If anything he is the few who can do all these things.

You may not know this but I do….for sure.

I spoke to him (while flying again) afterwards, and so far have not spoken about the actual cause, but I am sure he will know before anyone else on this planet does.

He did tell me exactly what he thought though. So calm your farm
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