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Forced landing near Bankstown

Old 2nd Apr 2018, 03:51
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Forced landing near Bankstown

Woman escapes with minor injuries after plane crash near Bankstown Airport - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 04:11
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Well guess I'll go ahead and say it, that one is NOT going to buff out!

Glad to hear the lady made it out relatively unscathed.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 05:42
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400 liters of fuel (105.7 gallons)...I don't think so.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 05:46
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Originally Posted by jack11111 View Post
400 liters of fuel...I don't think so.
Even more curious, liveatc had her transmission as "im out of petrol"
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 06:08
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Good outcome. What's the point in blanking out the rego when it is clearly visible from the aerial shot?
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 06:52
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Folks,
One might well ask why the gully where the aircraft wound up, including scrub, is there at all, it was not always the case.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 07:12
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I’m pretty sure that’s the ditch behind the operators parking area with the company office in the background of some of the pics. Almost made it. (Assuming it was being operated by Bill as reported)
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Is LMY still one of Bills, it seems ironic that the crash site is what 5m form it's parking spot. How can someoene miss a thousand acres of flat ground and put it in the only ditch in the airport.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 07:27
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Hmm! 400 Litres of fuel! And a six seater to boot.


CASA had better have a look at this obviously modified aircraft, or is it simply the quality of the media reporting ?


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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 07:51
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Originally Posted by jack11111 View Post
400 liters of fuel (105.7 gallons)...I don't think so.
I'd hazard a guess that the Australian reporter has assumed that the 77 gallon tank capacity was imperial gallons, which would give you 350 litres and then rounded it up for effect.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 08:06
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Originally Posted by MickG0105 View Post
I'd hazard a guess that the Australian reporter has assumed that the 77 gallon tank capacity was imperial gallons, which would give you 350 litres and then rounded it up for effect.
Or the reporter confussd 200L (rounded up from what, 180L) all up with 200L per wing tank...


Given reports are that an amount of fuel leaked, and pilot reported fuel exhaustion, im thinking a fuel source selector issue...
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 08:47
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How interesting, not one single further comment about the nature or origin of the hazard that has apparently done the damage.
Turning a blind eye??
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 09:05
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So, the conclusion is.....forgot about the fuel selector. " I am out of petrol". Let's put it down as close as possible to the office to save time putting the pieces together and it's close to the car park......
Like i said......Good outcome.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 09:57
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How interesting, not one single further comment about the nature or origin of the hazard that has apparently done the damage.
Turning a blind eye??
I don't think anyone cares!
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 09:57
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Can a high pitch angle (during takeoff) cause fuel starvation from an almost empty tank?
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“Its not every day you fall out of the sky at 1,000 feet and walk away”
Great reporting.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 11:11
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Originally Posted by Simplythebeast View Post
“Its not every day you fall out of the sky at 1,000 feet and walk away”
Great reporting.
Yes you do it's called an approach and landing
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Originally Posted by Simplythebeast View Post
“Its not every day you fall out of the sky at 1,000 feet and walk away”
Great reporting.
I'll give them some slack it is what the paramedic said when interviewed.

Also ch.7 we really didn't need footage of you chasing her around the car park did we?
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 11:48
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Maybe it was a "fall" rather than a glide.

Would explain why it didn't make the field from in the circuit.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 14:23
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I don't think anyone cares!
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Which is a pretty good metaphor for the state of GA, and the inability of far too many in GA to pull together for the greater good, rather than tear each other apart.

Or, put another way: "Nobody cares that GA lost it last North/South in the Sydney basin, the direction of the strongest wind".

Because, if the 18/36 strip/runway was still there, that fence, gully and regrowth scrub would not have been there.

And a few other accidents at Bankstown would not have happened, since it went.

Forget the big picture, concentrate on the inconsequential.

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