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Cessna Citation VH-FNI departs taxiway at Shute Harbour Airport - Mon 18th April 2022

Old 22nd Apr 2022, 11:56
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Cessna Citation VH-FNI departs taxiway at Shute Harbour Airport - Mon 18th April 2022

Cessna Citation VH-FNI has ended up in a drain adjacent to the taxiway at Shute Harbour airport.

Operated by Graham Aviation and owned by well known Cairns dentist


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Old 22nd Apr 2022, 12:19
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Well it’s out, if not a little wet.
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Old 22nd Apr 2022, 12:46
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Muppet steering installed.

Missed (the centreline) by that much
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 10:25
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...90833&sfnsn=mo
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 11:38
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All that demonstrates is , what a bunch of f**wit smart arses frequent Facebook.
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 11:51
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Originally Posted by wombat watcher View Post
All that demonstrates is , what a bunch of f**wit smart arses frequent Facebook.
The Facebook page does belong to the tow truck company that removed the plane from the ditch. I would guess followers of that company would know little about aviation or aircraft.

Looks like they did a good job.
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 23:01
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Claytons Towing are good operators. They moved the Qld Air Museum's Orion from Maroochy to Caloundra without a scratch.
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Oh, shute!!!!!!!

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Old 24th Apr 2022, 02:03
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Originally Posted by wombat watcher View Post
All that demonstrates is , what a bunch of f**wit smart arses frequent Facebook.
As opposed to some of the sanctimonious, hypocritical, arrogant and embarrassing comments made on PPRuNe by so called professional pilots? (Comment relates to other threads).

To me, it looks like the tow company did a great job getting the jet out, in less than ideal weather. Those crossings are extremely narrow, and combined with a very tight radius of corner leave very little margin for error - as quite a number of pilots have discovered first hand.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 08:40
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Ain’t that the truth Werbil, lucky if you have guide lines, narrow taxiways, steel stakes, taxiway overhanging garden branches and lots of traps if your not very careful at the Shute
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The Citation Mustang, VH-FNI, owned by Dr. Finn and operated by Graham Aviation has been cancelled from the Aussie register.

Listed as "withdrawn from use" and not as an export or change of identity.

Unusual move ...
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Old 28th Jun 2022, 04:40
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I believe it was written off due spar damage ... fitting a new wing costs more than another aircraft
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Old 2nd Jul 2022, 17:21
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Too bad there wasn't some kind of centre line that could be followed to guide the pilot out /s.

It's a shame that a relatively small error will result in the aircraft being written off, another pressure driving up insurance premiums, making flying more expensive for everyone.
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Originally Posted by Sir HC View Post
Too bad there wasn't some kind of centre line that could be followed to guide the pilot out /s.

It's a shame that a relatively small error will result in the aircraft being written off, another pressure driving up insurance premiums, making flying more expensive for everyone.
Managed to taxi in unscathed without a white line, so itís not too much to expect the ability to replicate that feat on the way out.

Sure, itís less than ideal but thatís why insurance companies demand a minimum level of experience.
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I think the bigger questions that need answers are:-

Whom inspected the aircraft for damage prior to next flight? Just how much flying did the aircraft conduct prior to the "wfu" from the civil register. Was the aircraft issued a permit for a positioning flight to a maintenance centre?
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Managed to taxi in unscathed without a white line, so itís not too much to expect the ability to replicate that feat on the way out.

Sure, itís less than ideal but thatís why insurance companies demand a minimum level of experience.
Sorry, I was being sarcastic, hence the /s. In the first photo you can see a taxiway centre line.
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Originally Posted by Petropavlovsk View Post

I think the bigger questions that need answers areÖÖ
You could just ask the owner.
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We all make mistakes. Itís just that some of them are bigger than others.
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