Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions
Reload this Page >

Plane down in water off Perth beach today

The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions The place for students, instructors and charter guys in Oz, NZ and the rest of Oceania.

Plane down in water off Perth beach today

Old 14th Nov 2021, 08:32
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Next door to the neighbor from hell, who believes in chemtrails!
Age: 73
Posts: 1,711
Plane down in water off Perth beach today

VH-JTW (TB-20) went for a swim yesterday. Apparently only in the air for twenty minutes before suffering engine trouble & ditching. Pilot & passenger escaped unharmed - plane is a mess though.

DF.

Last edited by Desert Flower; 14th Nov 2021 at 09:37. Reason: Changed today to yesterday.
Desert Flower is offline  
Old 14th Nov 2021, 22:50
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Up The 116E, Stbd Turn at 32S...:-)
Age: 80
Posts: 2,976
Thumbs up

Pilot did an XLNT job of ditching at City Beach about 10 m or so off shore onto the waves.

Passenger reportedly told the 'Press' that the beach itself was not an option due to the many beachgoers on the beach, and 'they would not have heard the approaching aircraft with the engine stopped'.
The aircraft's tail broke off on impact. The aircraft was later recovered and removed on a flatbed for further assessment.....

A job WELL DUN in difficult circumstances!

Cheers
Ex FSO GRIFFO is offline  
Old 14th Nov 2021, 23:07
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hiding..... in one hemisphere or another
Posts: 1,063
Wasn't that one of Jim Westwards old Trinidads from AFTS? I seem to recall it as a bit if a hangar queen in the mid-nineties at BK...... it had yellow stipes on the tail , blue stripes along the side and a horrible yellow spinner.... if my 59 year old memory serves me correctly.
Atlas Shrugged is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 01:00
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: FL, USA
Posts: 2,795
Awwww…poor thing



https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-...erth/100618720
B2N2 is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 01:44
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Age: 55
Posts: 2,054
Witness says pilot switched engines before forced landing.
Stationair8 is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 01:48
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: FL, USA
Posts: 2,795
Originally Posted by Stationair8 View Post
Witness says pilot switched engines before forced landing.

How would you do that in a single ?
B2N2 is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 03:41
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Oztrailia
Posts: 2,895
Originally Posted by Stationair8 View Post
Witness says pilot switched engines before forced landing.
impressive abilities……
ACMS is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 04:02
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Australia/India
Posts: 3,816
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...
Lead Balloon is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 06:08
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 16
Thronomister Motor

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.


Oodnadatta is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 06:16
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 970
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.

Clare Prop is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 06:29
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 16
Spot On Clare, I had forgotten that this model has had problems in the past with stuck flux capacitors.
He did a good job steering away from the local school, hospital and orphanage.

Oodnadatta is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 07:39
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Australia/India
Posts: 3,816
It's more likely to have been a reversal of the polarity on the discharge condenser: one of those 'gotachas' on Socata TB20s (apart, of course, from the -5 variants with the schvetzer valve).
Lead Balloon is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 08:15
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: up there
Posts: 200
Plane down in water

A TB-10 with two engines! I missed the second in my check list. Could it have been the rubber bands not having enough twist in them or the Chipmunks were not peddling hard enough.

But at the end of the day it was a good forced landing. The gear-up helped it for a smooth landing and then to step on the wing and onto the shore. More beer can material in the making.
runway16 is online now  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 08:17
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Age: 55
Posts: 2,054
Will the French Ambassdor scurry back to France after this French aircraft was sabotaged?


On a serious note, nice work by the pilot.
Stationair8 is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 08:25
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,077
Quite the impact, you don’t often see tails snapping off, so lucky to get out ok!
Squawk7700 is offline  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 09:15
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 114
Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
Quite the impact, you don’t often see tails snapping off, so lucky to get out ok!
Probably the tail touched the water first which instinctively is a good idea for many reasons and it likely slowed things down a lot before coming off.

Good result in the situation
Jetstream67 is online now  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 10:41
  #17 (permalink)  

Avoid imitations
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wandering the FIR and cyberspace often at highly unsociable times
Posts: 13,437
That fuselage damage looks like a very clean cut, almost like a prop strike. Maybe the second engine was in the back on a pallet and trying to switch to it caused the damage.
ShyTorque is online now  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 12:03
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Paradise
Age: 65
Posts: 1,411
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.
chimbu warrior is online now  
Old 15th Nov 2021, 21:09
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Geostationary Orbit
Posts: 286
Hopefully the pilot was a LAME and therefore suitably licenced to switch the engine.

Good job though in difficult circumstances. Everyone walked away. Well, swam, I guess.
thunderbird five is offline  
Old 16th Nov 2021, 12:29
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Richmond NSW
Posts: 1,304
Originally Posted by chimbu warrior View Post
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.
Looks like the tail on that one also got a bit forked..
gerry111 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.