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Plane down in water off Perth beach today

Old 16th Nov 2021, 13:03
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon
In fairness, the witness is quoted as saying what the pilot said. Either the witness misheard the pilot stating that he tried switching fuel tanks, or the pilot was a bit confused...

Or maybe the reporter misheard or misquoted the witness...
He'd have been doing a lot of switching in the time he had, plans? magnetos?, tanks? fuel pumps?, frequencies?, into bathing trunks ?

Happily we should hear first hand soon . .
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 18:50
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Just reported-engine had flooded carby...
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 19:38
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Originally Posted by chimbu warrior
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/14/u...cue/index.html

I think this one qualifies as the ditching of the day; didn't even appear to get his feet wet.
V35 N87565. (Only a few hundred serials away from V35 VH-CFK, Gerry111.)

The reason the pilot isn't wet and doesn't have a life jacket on is that the aircraft is sitting on the bottom. The waters off Cedar Keys Florida are very shallow.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 02:23
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Originally Posted by The Banjo
Just reported-engine had flooded carby...
On an Injected 540?
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 03:09
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The situational awareness and quick actions of the Marine Interdiction Agents and Sheriff's Deputies prevented a possible human tragedy," said Michael Matthies, Deputy Director of Marine Operations. "We are thankful we have the proper resources and trained personnel to perform when incidents like this present themselves.
Reality
We completely missed seeing an aircraft crash nearby on a perfectly clear and calm day, then happened to accidently come across it, and were able to get close enough to pull the pilot who had rescued himself on to our boat.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 03:14
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The reason the pilot isn't wet
He looks pretty soaked to me.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 12:32
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Red face

Oi rekkon OI'd be a fair bit 'soaked' in the next hour or so tooo.....

Cheeerrrsss...... (Hic)
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 14:52
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Originally Posted by Progressive
On an Injected 540?
Sense of humour failure there....
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 00:51
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Originally Posted by Oodnadatta
He may have been trying to switch to the Backup Thronomister Motor but unless there was sufficient Chemtrail he would not have been able to maintain height.
It's just a theory but others have been caught out before.
Pilots often forget to check the chemtrail flux meter in flight. It really ought to be emphasized more in training.
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 01:15
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Now that the finest “Aviation Experts” in Australia (Except GT) have suggested the most likely cause of this event I was wondering if those in charge have been able to download the contents of the “Black Boxes” from the aircraft. This would help stop the speculation and the media could report the actual cause.

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Old 18th Nov 2021, 02:38
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‘Oodna’, I’m surprised that your unaware that the black box has in fact been analysed at the ATSB’s Oodnadatta depot. It’s probably sitting on a bench just round the corner from your place.
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 05:53
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This was a turboencabulator failure, without doubt. Usually it's fretting on the prefabulated amulite base.
Classical symptoms.
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 07:26
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Geez Megle2, I dropped the ball on that one. Not many corners around here but I know where you mean.

I was distracted trying to figure out why a WA couple got bogged in the Simpson Desert.

The Oodnadatta refueller can give you the full story.

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Old 18th Nov 2021, 08:48
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This was a turboencabulator failure, without doubt. Usually it's fretting on the prefabulated amulite base.
Doesn't that cause, amongst a few other things, to make both the fuel dump and the chemtrail dump valves jam open?
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 10:36
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Unlike the pilot who probably did a weather check before flight, the Simpson campervanner obviously did not.
Bit of a transcontinental shift in thread … from surf to sand. Van recoverable, Tobago beyond it.
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 11:10
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Originally Posted by aroa
Unlike the pilot who probably did a weather check before flight, the Simpson campervanner obviously did not.
Bit of a transcontinental shift in thread … from surf to sand. Van recoverable, Tobago beyond it.
The Simpson campervanners admitted to "pressonitis" due to having insufficient fuel to return to their point of departure. That would never happen in GA.
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 11:43
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GeeeeSus Gerry , I think you've GOT-IT.
"That would NEVER 'appen in GA"

......Well.....Hardly ever...????
Cheeerrrssss
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 21:56
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Originally Posted by aroa
Unlike the pilot who probably did a weather check before flight, the Simpson campervanner obviously did not.
Bit of a transcontinental shift in thread … from surf to sand. Van recoverable, Tobago beyond it.
Although campervan might be recoverable, methinks it will be totally stuffed too.
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 23:24
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot
Doesn't that cause, amongst a few other things, to make both the fuel dump and the chemtrail dump valves jam open?
Pinky, it's true that can happen as a result, more usually though it's failure of the spurving bearings that is the root cause.

Simply, the modern replacements are not up to the standard of the original General Electric versions.
I've attached a data sheet which highlights the high quality units that we once enjoyed. Sadly, not everything new is better.

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Old 19th Nov 2021, 02:20
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"According to the ABC, this is a five seat military trainer.

I'm sure Geoffrey Thomas will be able to tell us exactly what happened, though I suspect a faulty flux capacitor."
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