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Old 30th May 2017, 10:30
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Report of plane missing near Renmark SA

Adelaide media are reporting a beacon activation and missing plane in the Renmark area of South Australia. Channel seven news mentioned a 10 seat aircraft. There appear to be two rescue choppers heading to the area from Adelaide and Victoria on FR24. Lets hope for the best.


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Old 30th May 2017, 10:44
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Jeez that's not good, especially when they are talking ground based searches. Here's hoping for some good news.

Edit: the article has just changed with some bad news :-(

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Three dead after their plane crashed near Renmark Aerodrome in the Riverland
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THREE people have been killed when their light aircraft crashed near the Renmark Aerodrome in the Riverland.

A SA Police search party found the plane wreckage about a few kilometres from the Renmark Aerodrome at 7.10pm on Tuesday.

All three people on board the plane were killed in the crash.

Two helicopters and a Royal Flying Doctor Service plane were scouring the Riverland area since the plane activated its emergency beacon near Renmark at 4.30pm.
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I live in the Renmark area (actually pretty well under the approach to RWY25) and conditions here today have been clear and cool with a southerly breeze. The terrain around the airport is pretty flat and varies from vineyards and orchards to areas of open mallee forest. Seeing an aircraft should be fairly straightforward if you are within a km or so.
If a beacon was heard and didn't give an accurate enough position to find the aircraft almost immediately and the aircraft has definitely not arrived at its destination, then it must have been a very short activation, which is ominous (implies fire).
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Three dead after their plane crashed near Renmark Aerodrome in the Riverland
May 30, 2017 8:00pm
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THREE people have been killed when their light aircraft crashed near the Renmark Aerodrome in the Riverland.

A SA Police search party found the plane wreckage about a few kilometres from the Renmark Aerodrome at 7.10pm on Tuesday.

All three people on board the plane were killed in the crash.

Two helicopters and a Royal Flying Doctor Service plane were scouring the Riverland area since the plane activated its emergency beacon near Renmark at 4.30pm.


Tragic news.
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There is a website tht shows a Conquest going in there and scheduled to come out at about the same time.
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Old 30th May 2017, 11:24
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Terrible news! Condolences to the family and friends.
Don't want to speculate but have heard it was a Conquest from a highly regarded operator in Adelaide?
Very sad.
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There is a website tht shows a Conquest going in there and scheduled to come out at about the same time.
Yes and it was scheduled to go to YPAD and doesn't show as having arrived.
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The news is reporting it is a Rossair 'training flight'. As they don't do flight training, I can only assume it was a training flight for a new crew member.
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From Adelaidenow.com.au

A Rossair spokesperson confirmed its aircraft had been involved in the fatal crash.

“Tonight the loss of company personnel was profound for the families concerned and all company employees,"
So presumably all three were employees.

I've no idea who was onboard but I've known a few folks to have worked there. A very small but solid operator from all reports.

Terrible stuff.
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Explains why all the traffic in and around Renmark about 2000 local this evening - although 1 was medevac to Adelaide so maybe some survivors?
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So sad RIP
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Explains why all the traffic in and around Renmark about 2000 local this evening - although 1 was medevac to Adelaide so maybe some survivors?
Sadly they unrelated medical flights...

Although one departing RFDS aircraft was involved in the search for a short time
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So presumably all three were employees.

I've no idea who was onboard but I've known a few folks to have worked there. A very small but solid operator from all reports.

Terrible stuff.
No, not all employees. It was a check & training flight - outside people were involved. I know the identities of all 3, but personally only knew two of them.

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Explains why all the traffic in and around Renmark about 2000 local this evening - although 1 was medevac to Adelaide so maybe some survivors?
No, unfortunately not. :-(

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Understood. I think I've got it now.



Nice to read your name again after so many years, terrible that is under these circumstances. Take care, mate.
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Sky news saying one of the people on board was from CASA.
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Same with 9 news, other crew named as well. Condolences.
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Can anyone confirm if the Paul Daw (named in the article) is the sane Paul Daw who worked at CASA about 11 years and also flew the F70 in Europe?

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