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Accident near Port Macquarie

Old 28th Oct 2017, 06:53
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Accident near Port Macquarie

ABC reporting that an aircraft has crashed near Port Macquarie.

Not a good week.

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Old 28th Oct 2017, 07:13
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Absolutely horrid year for GA...

Taking a quick look at FlightRadar its clear what the aircraft was, but I won't post it publicly in case the family has yet to be told.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 07:37
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2 POB deceased, what a terrible week.

Two people dead in light plane crash near Port Macquarie - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

It says Cessna, looks like a Cessna, but I'm not familiar with which model has VG's in front of the rudder.

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Old 28th Oct 2017, 07:55
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I dunno, I reckon they've gotta come up with a better term then "crime scene"..





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Old 28th Oct 2017, 08:20
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Dangerous spot up there. Always busy with student pilots. Used to fly the Q400 in there and remember it being a nightmare getting through on the CTAF with Taree and Port on the same freq.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 08:40
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crime scene

Indicates that the police have secured/will secure the area to protect evidence and so forth. Procedural term rather than indicating a crime, per se.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 11:09
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ATSB reporting a C310
The ATSB will be investigating the collision with terrain of a twin-engine Cessna 310 aircraft which occurred near Port Macquarie, NSW at around 4pm EDST this afternoon.
A team of three Transport Safety Investigators from Canberra will travel to the site shortly to begin their investigation.
The investigators will examine the wreckage, gather any available recorded data and interview witnesses.
The ATSB encourages anyone who witnessed the accident to call 1800 020 616.
No further information about the accident is available at this time.
The ATSB will release a preliminary investigation report in approximately 30 days. A final report into the accident may take approximately 12 months to complete.
However, should a safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify owners and operators of the aircraft type and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 12:04
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A C310 would explain the VGs on the Rudder then, anyone know what the rego is?
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 12:32
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Folks,
It will become public knowledge soon enough, please let the system work.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 15:01
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https://thewest.com.au/news/australi...-ng-b88643466z

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Old 28th Oct 2017, 17:10
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Not a fresh PPL type, so it seems.
All will be revealed sooner or later.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 22:53
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VGs on the fin....methinks an aerial.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 23:09
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There are VGs there. It’s had a RAM conversion.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 23:17
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Originally Posted by aroa View Post
VGs on the fin....methinks an aerial.
There's like 15 VG's AND an aerial.
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Probably JMW.
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Originally Posted by Strainer View Post
Probably JMW.
Ah yeah - I think you're right.

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Old 29th Oct 2017, 00:49
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For those that aren't familiar with the area, there are two privately owned strips south of YPMQ.

The first is Camden Haven Airfield which you can almost see from the Pacific Highway. Then there is another a little bit further south which I think is 'The Lakes' ALA and if the article posted above is anything to go by the deceased owned that strip and the accident occurred near there.
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That's not Grant Burley or Burlair fame is it?!
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That's not Grant Burley or Burlair fame is it?!
That was him.
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Originally Posted by MagnumPI View Post
For those that aren't familiar with the area, there are two privately owned strips south of YPMQ.

The first is Camden Haven Airfield which you can almost see from the Pacific Highway. Then there is another a little bit further south which I think is 'The Lakes' ALA and if the article posted above is anything to go by the deceased owned that strip and the accident occurred near there.
I think they said something about a Jones Lake strip on TV this morning. He may have taken off from there.

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