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Accident Kooweerup

Old 3rd Apr 2021, 22:11
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Accident Kooweerup

Radio news reports a fatal accident at Kooweerup today, April 4. The report has a helmet striking the prop and the aircraft then crashing. One dead.
A pusher aircraft perhaps?
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 22:35
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Weight-shift trike apparently.

https://www.police.vic.gov.au/man-ki...aircraft-crash
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 22:43
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At Aardel Port (Koo Wee Rup) airfield they often have get-togethers on long weekends with those little trikes that literally fold up into a suitcase. They look like fun and are great on a nice still morning.
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 00:15
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This article has a video showing the aircraft on the ground.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/pl...3-aebff061e9a5

No evidence is presented for the helmet theory.
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Originally Posted by segfault View Post
This article has a video showing the aircraft on the ground.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/pl...3-aebff061e9a5

No evidence is presented for the helmet theory.
Huh? She literally says "it is believed his helmet has come loose and caused the aircraft to crash"
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 02:29
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Huh? She literally says "it is believed his helmet has come loose and caused the aircraft to crash"
So a newsreader saying "it is believed" suddenly becomes evidence?
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 03:41
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Downed ultralight trike


Wider view at Koo Wee Rup airfield
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 11:31
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A later news item (Perth) reported that the helmet was not done up, it flew off in slipstream, hit the pusher prop, which disintegrated and took out adjacent wing, causing........

I guess he won't be doing it again.
Sad if true.
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 13:49
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So a newsreader saying "it is believed" suddenly becomes evidence?
No.

So a "Rumour Network" has suddenly become a courtroom?
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 16:02
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Hatches, Harness, Helmet......
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 22:07
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Perhaps it didnít help that he wasnít the owner
of the aircraft and may have not been fully familiar with the equipment being used.
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 23:49
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Very tragic-( the risks of flying are always there especially in these types of contraptions. RIP.
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