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Old 19th Jan 2020, 05:55
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Aircraft ditched in Hawkesbury River - Sun 19th

An aircraft has overshot a private airstrip and ended up in the Hawkesbury River, Sydney.

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Old 19th Jan 2020, 06:01
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Originally Posted by Office Update View Post
An aircraft has overshot a private airstrip and ended up in the Hawksbury River, Sydney.
Forgive the semantics and I hope all are ok - but a 'ditching' implies some intent to put the plane into the water?

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Yes, correct, when the end of the runway is the river there are no other options. Therefore the 'intent' was a good safe choice, well done pilot, (probably had no other options)
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Um - today is the 19th.

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In the MoCA test ..., yes you all know what that is.... one of the questions is 'What day and date is it.?'

OP deduct five points from your cognitive marbles. CAsA will be interested.!
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My fault, not enough XXXX !
Conversely......
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Originally Posted by Office Update View Post
An aircraft has overshot a private airstrip and ended up in the Hawkesbury River, Sydney.
from memory, and itís been 30+ years since I landed there itís a one one strip isnít it?
any idea on type and age of the pilot?
I canít access the telegraph website without paying
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Office Update..ah ha ! a secret incredient. I must drink more XXXX
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Originally Posted by RENURPP View Post
from memory, and itís been 30+ years since I landed there itís a one one strip isnít it?
any idea on type and age of the pilot?
I canít access the telegraph website without paying
I'm unable to post links, but it's on aviation-safety dot net under the reg N108PM (occurance 232214)
Same SR22 that had a similar event in 2018 at Inverell (occurance 212563)
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 19:13
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The Missions airstrip in Gunderman
How long has that strip been there ??
I've got no recollection of ever seeing it on charts,- or hearing anyone mention it.
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See here. https://www.themissions1937.com.au/ Private strip, PPR. No requirement to be on charts. Notes on website Permission to land required!

Approaches are difficult! [email protected]?subject...-size:%2020px;

Do not attempt if inexperienced or unsure.

Main grass airstrip, 600 meters long,

Altitude 15' above sea level

Runway direction 13 / 31

Windsock at 300 meters on river side close to hanger

Please fly neighborly

RWY 31

Follow river and use curved approach for finals.

This avoids houses and trees opposite.

RWY 13

Follow contours of hills opposite and turn over caravan park to line up
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Originally Posted by cowl flaps View Post
How long has that strip been there ??
I've got no recollection of ever seeing it on charts,- or hearing anyone mention it.
last time I used it was about 30+ years ago. It was there well before that so Iím guessing in excess of 50years.
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We would fly past it while covering the Bridge-to-Bridge boat and ski races in the 90s.
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Hawkesbury River over run 2020


https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/232214

Inverell over run 2018

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=212563


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