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Skippers Aviation Cessna Conquest makes forced landing on highway

Old 2nd Mar 2018, 09:54
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Skippers Aviation Cessna Conquest makes forced landing on highway

Light plane makes emergency landing on remote WA's Great Northern Highway - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Out of fuel?

First one engine went then the other one for a glide in landing.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 10:51
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Pilot did well. Everyone walked away.

Everything else is just arse-covering paperwork....
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 10:58
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Nailed the centreline...
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 11:25
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hopefully it's not outa fuel or fuel management; great that all are OK.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 11:38
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From the Skippers Aviation Facebook Page

I saw this on the Skippers Aviation facebook page:

"Skippers Aviation can confirm that an emergency landing was successfully carried out on the Great Northern Highway. All passengers and crew are safe with no injuries. An investigation into the cause is under way"
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 11:42
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Two feathered props on Garrett engines?

Interested to see the "why" components, but a safe outcome is a safe outcome.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 11:47
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See link to article below:

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-02/light-plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-wa-highway/9504792
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 13:16
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Thankfully day time and a suitable stretch of road available.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 18:54
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https://www.flightradar24.com/data/a...h-lby#10963843

Look for the last flight on the 2nd
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 21:01
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Missed it by that much.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 21:40
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looks like he's about 25km from Broome, so only a few minutes flying time
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 02:03
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No doubt the cause will put it down to carb ice. 🙄
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 02:54
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If it is fuel exhaustion itís unlikely the result of a single miscalculation.

Years ago I worked for a compnany where a similar incident occurred. Fortunately, as in this case there were no injuries or aircraft damage. CAA as it was known back then suspended the Captainís license for 28 days, and company management gave an undertaking to oversea and retrain the pilot involved.

Of course the real and complex administrative and human factors that led to the incident were never uncovered.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 02:59
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Of course the real and complex administrative and human factors that led to the incident were never uncovered
Curious as to what they may have been. Always lessons to be learnt.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 03:16
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Will a Conquest run on AVGas?
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 04:02
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Yes, it's approved for emergency use. POH will give exact details, it usually spells out how many hours of use permitted prior to overhaul eg one model of the PT-6 allows 150 hours of cumulative use between overhauls.
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AVGAS approved for emergency use only in the C441.

A mix of mineral oil per 100USG of AVGAS also required if more than 25% of AVGAS is used.

No effect to TBO in the TPE331-8 models.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 05:19
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10 POB the Conquest should have fuel for 90 mins to 2 hours.
Failure of the transfer pumps increases the unusable fuel significantly and when already operating at min fuel would make life pretty uncomfortable.
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hydrocarbon injection system became blocked with air ?
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 07:29
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Everyone seems to be talking fuel!

I think we should wait for the final report that might show in around 2 years.


I might be a pax spilled cans of coke over the engine computers.

- Krusty - have heard of compound errors eating into a Shorts 330 fuel reserves before.
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