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Ag plane down in Traralgon, VIC

Old 13th Aug 2019, 00:40
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Ag plane down in Traralgon, VIC

https://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/-/plane-...ralgon-paddock



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Old 13th Aug 2019, 01:04
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Better there than half way to New Zealand !!
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 10:07
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Looks like the rego numbers fell off during the heavy landing.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 12:35
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That had only just gone through a rebuild in NSW !!!!!!!!!!! To tear the undercarriage off is a mean feat on those! Lucky it had wire strike cutters on its steel legs. VH-TVU from memory
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 13:05
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Lucky it didn't catch on fire!
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 13:22
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That thing was going to NZ? That's one very brave lucky driver! -
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A Brave driver indeed!
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 15:49
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From the article:

CFA crews are on scene monitoring a gas spill.
I thought they normally ran on coal, must be the low emission version.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 00:35
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A very experienced driver who has done that trip on multiple occasions in those types of aircraft!
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Monitoring it from where? The bogged firetruck??

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Old 14th Aug 2019, 13:59
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GL must have 9 lives !

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Do they put a ferry fuel tank inside the hopper, or convert the hopper to a ferry fuel tank for a flight like that to NZ?
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 15:23
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Originally Posted by Kulwin Park View Post
Do they put a ferry fuel tank inside the hopper, or convert the hopper to a ferry fuel tank for a flight like that to NZ?
Given where it landed there maybe some questions about that
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Given where it landed there maybe some questions about that
... and why would that be exactly ?
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 20:54
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The hopper is turned into a fuel tank. There is a conversion that is done.
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