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Old 28th Jun 2017, 02:10
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Light plane crash near Mt Gambier

Plane crash at Suttontown, near Mount Gambier
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A PLANE has crashed in the state’s south-east.

Emergency services are on their way to Suttontown, near Mount Gambier, in response to reports that a small aircraft had crashed about 10.30am.

The plane came down in a field near the intersection of Sunnybrae and Walker roads.

Emergency services have rushed to the site, just south of the airport.

A Country Fire Service spokeswoman said the plane had been “extensively damaged”.

Walker Road has been closed to traffic between Hinton Road and Sunnybrae Road.
Pager messages say possible entrapments/still smoldering.

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Old 28th Jun 2017, 02:51
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Just read that also, been bad year for GA
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Ohhhh bugger! Wonder if weather was a factor? Photo I saw looks like either fog or light misty rain, much like it is in my location at the moment.

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P.S. Just read the news report re the weather.

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YTM
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Originally Posted by Desert Flower View Post
Ohhhh bugger! Wonder if weather was a factor? Photo I saw looks like either fog or light misty rain, much like it is in my location at the moment.

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P.S. Just read the news report re the weather.
Deleting post - this maybe a rumour site but lets wait until it's official....

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Socata TB-10 VH-YTM
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Originally Posted by UnderneathTheRadar View Post
Deleting post - this maybe a rumour site but lets wait until it's official....
UTR - seems like another post was deleted too.

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Originally Posted by Desert Flower View Post
UTR - seems like another post was deleted too.

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Maybe so but looking at the earlier TAF and METAR it's about right.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 06:41
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The afternoon news just said that they had just taken off, Extremely poor weather at the time. Check the 1030 Metar.
https://flightaware.com/resources/airport/YMTG/weather
The ADSB record shows a very short flight. This is so sad and possibly preventable too.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/.../YPAD/tracklog

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Tragic event. The images available so far suggest an impact with very little forward velocity. The recent flight profile (from FlightAware) looks similar to Angelflight type operations.
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Looks like Rex 3763 had a missed approach this morning and then held for almost an hour.


https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...l3763/#de36161


Channel ten news saying pilot was an angel flight volunteer.
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Tragic event. The images available so far suggest an impact with very little forward velocity. The recent flight profile (from FlightAware) looks similar to Angelflight type operations.
Were you down that way today Ovation?

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Old 28th Jun 2017, 09:51
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Channel ten news saying pilot was an angel flight volunteer.
I'm seeing elsewhere that it was an Angel Flight (teen girl patient and companion); bloody hell, bad enough that the three of them get wiped out but the organisation needs this like a hole in the proverbial...
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I'm seeing elsewhere that it was an Angel Flight (teen girl patient and companion); bloody hell, bad enough that the three of them get wiped out but the organisation needs this like a hole in the proverbial...

Pilot identified by media as a 78 yo Mount Barker local who kept his plane at Murray Bridge and did quite a few Angel Flights.
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I'm seeing elsewhere that it was an Angel Flight (teen girl patient and companion); bloody hell, bad enough that the three of them get wiped out but the organisation needs this like a hole in the proverbial...
Brings back memories of the RFDS King Air crash at YMTG years ago when they were going to pick up a young lad to take interstate for a transplant.

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Not so much as a repeat of the RFDS crash, but a mirror of the Nhill crash six years ago. Whilst undertaken with the best of intentions I am sure, to take off on a VFR plan in IMC conditions is culpable negligence at the very least. (Review the YMTG met data is you are uncertain) Greatest sympathy to the mother and daughter who should have been in safer hands.
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As usual, a pretend first-time poster with an obvious agenda steps up to promote the agenda.

While your outrageous defamation is allowed to remain published, I'll say this: Your type makes me sick to the stomach, jobsright.

I'm guessing you work for CASA.
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