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Incident at Mount Gambier

Old 8th Dec 2018, 23:55
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Incident at Mount Gambier

Emergency services called to Mt Gambier airport yesterday early afternoon. B200 ODI sitting on the tarmac with both props bent, no underside damage. One engine covered in oil.

MFS: *CFSRES INC0045 08/12/18 14:15 RESPOND VEHICLE FUEL LEAK, ALARM LEVEL: 1, : @MOUNT GAMBIER AIRPORT 81 AIRPORT RD WANDILO,MAP:SE 11 8023,TG 226, == LIGHT PLANE CRASH ON TARMAC, ALL PERSONS EVAC, LEAKING FUEL :WNDL34 :
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Sounds interesting..........
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Interesting indeed

I saw VH-ODI for sale recently somewhere for a mere $500k. I guess that the sale price will have to be marked down somewhat now...
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Flight Radar track is just as interesting...
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Bad weather, strong crosswind - totally stuffed up!

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Tell us more DF - can’t just be that ��
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Tell us more DF - can’t just be that ��
Ring our mate BH - he's the one that told me!

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Thanks DF - I have and he filled me in. Nothing is secret in GA for too long in this state ��
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Thanks DF - I have and he filled me in. Nothing is secret in GA for too long in this state ��
Haha no it sure isn't!

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Bad weather, strong crosswind - totally stuffed up!

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FR24 showing an approach and very low go around on 18, followed by a low circuit to land. Wouldn’t have liked to be on board if the props were bent like that in the final circuit. Were there any passengers?
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They are the most bent props I have seen - No flap?
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They are the most bent props I have seen - No flap?
Wheels up on the first approach?
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Can you bend a king air prop with the wheels down? Does the wingtip hit first?
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I think the prop modification is called "Q" tips but that's not how you are supposed to get them...
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Originally Posted by Cloudee View Post

FR24 showing an approach and very low go around on 18, followed by a low circuit to land. Wouldn’t have liked to be on board if the props were bent like that in the final circuit. Were there any passengers?
Not sure if there were any pax.

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The FlightAware track is interesting...VH-ODI have a look. Tracks straight in for 18 but doesn’t get below 2000’, not visual I guess, climbs back to 5000’, does the instrument approach down to what Flight Aware shows as 50’, goes around and makes a very tight circuit back onto 18....

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I think the prop modification is called "Q" tips but that's not how you are supposed to get them...
"Q" being for Quiet - bet it was anything but!

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Hardy had a less extent - Q Tip mod in Darwin years ago on a Titan, but had a bit of gravel rash on flaps(one more than other from memory) as well.
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https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/577203...-072-final.pdf
A Navajo touched its prop tips on the Birdsville runway causing similar damage when it tried to land wheels up and then did a circuit to land with the wheels in the correct position, 4/7/16.
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