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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 05:34
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Air Fraser

Airvan bites the sand

Not A Seaplane !
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 06:08
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Has that lost its nose wheel or just sunk?
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 06:57
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If it sunk just hang off the tail and pivot 😉
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 08:01
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I have heard of tail draggers but this gives real meaning to the expression nose dragger!
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 08:59
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Is there a tide scum, looks like sand and its just dropped over the bank into the creek. Interesting foreground to that pic
Or, as for beach driving .. beware the sand that is loosened by running water. As learnt up remote Cape beaches !!
Kerplonk.!..now extricate yourself.... Tide incoming...better hurry .
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 11:19
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Just put two big fat bastards in the rear seats,- get the nose up and stick a 5 gallon drum behind the prop.
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That looks like a very strange piece of beach to put an aircraft on.
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 21:16
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That looks like a very strange piece of beach to put an aircraft on.
Iíd be guessing it was dragged up there to elude the incoming tide.
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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 12:50
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The timid airvan sneaks up the waters edge for drink, always alert for predators... They are at their most vulnerable and would be easy pickings for a hungry Catalina hiding out of site, waiting to strike...
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Old 4th Jan 2020, 03:29
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easy pickings for a hungry Catalina hiding out of site, waiting to strike...
Or an Orion sneaking up the beach at ? feet
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https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications...r/ao-2020-001/

The ATSB is investigating a runway overrun involving GippsAero GA8, VH-BNX, at Fraser Island, Queensland, on 2 January 2020.

During landing, the aircraft overran the runway resulting in the nose landing gear collapsing and the propeller striking the ground. There were no injuries to the pilot or seven passengers.

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Old 6th Jan 2020, 12:59
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 02:42
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Seven News seems to have got hands of the landing video.

Trying to find it, appeared on my Facebook feed.

Certainly floated for a bit.
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 04:11
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https://7news.com.au/news/qld/pilot-...d-c-634847.amp

video there.

nice of the owner to publicly throw the pilot under the bus like that too. Sounds like a great place to work.
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 05:13
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Wow. If ever a case of throwing your employee under the bus to save business, this is it. We are awesome, just a pesky bad pilot of ours.

who would want to work for that mob Urgh.
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 05:25
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Well thatís disturbing...
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 06:52
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Sounds fair enough really.
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 07:03
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This operator really doesn't do its pilots or GA in general any favours. What a top notch tool.
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 10:37
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Looks like a strange bit of flap movement there. Not quite pulled into the notch? Or some kind of random "procedure"?
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Old 26th Jan 2020, 00:48
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What on earth are those flaps up to? I had a girlfriend once that couldnít control hers either...
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