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Lake Eyre aircraft down

Old 17th May 2022, 03:15
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Lake Eyre aircraft down

Something going on over Lake Eyre as we speak. Hearing rumors of an aircraft down.
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Old 17th May 2022, 05:02
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Plenty of excellent forced landing areas, so probably a non event.
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To avoid confusion UCX is flying according to FR
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Old 17th May 2022, 06:04
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UCX appears to be looking for/at another aircraft…
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Old 17th May 2022, 06:10
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Plenty of excellent forced landing areas, so probably a non event.
You might need floats right now
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Old 17th May 2022, 06:32
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Originally Posted by Dempster View Post
Something going on over Lake Eyre as we speak. Hearing rumors of an aircraft down.
FR24 playback showing VH-EIY departing William Creek toward Lake Eyre and descending. Unsure if this is who they are looking for, or if this was the first aircraft to start searching for someone else.

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Old 17th May 2022, 06:51
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Chopper enroute and looks like 2 RFDS inbound to William Ck
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Old 17th May 2022, 08:42
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Plenty of excellent forced landing areas, so probably a non event.
There have been very, very few safe forced landing areas on or near the lake, for quite a few decades. Not a good place to try to ‘alight’, even for an amphibian: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/20...-fails/6380664

It takes a few decades for the lake to dry to ‘airstrip hardness’.
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Old 17th May 2022, 08:56
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ABC News reporting Cessna 172, 4 POB, no injuries. Police enroute. Reported to ATSB. Still don’t have enough posts to provide a link.
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Old 17th May 2022, 09:08
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Here you go…

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101074172
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Old 18th May 2022, 14:08
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon View Post
There have been very, very few safe forced landing areas on or near the lake, for quite a few decades. Not a good place to try to ‘alight’, even for an amphibian: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/20...-fails/6380664

It takes a few decades for the lake to dry to ‘airstrip hardness’.
Remember Chen Au Peh! My god, was he lucky.
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Old 18th May 2022, 18:20
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Remember Chen Au Peh! My god, was he lucky.
Kathryn's Report: Dr. Chen Au Peh gets food poisoning, bogs plane in Lake Eyre and then walks 70km to safety
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And GA-8 WRA on 3 May 2013. Photo and interesting story here.
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Food poisoning ie he really needed to dump a load and couldn't focus on flying the plane?
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Great photo story re WRA. Thanks Leady.
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Pretty impressive in this day and age, that not a single photo, video clip etc of the aircraft parked out bush, has escaped into the wild. Anyone know, has it been recovered yet?
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Originally Posted by Kundry View Post
Food poisoning ie he really needed to dump a load and couldn't focus on flying the plane?
Apropos Medicals, first there was the sleep test, then there was the wakefulness test. Could there be an involuntary sphincter causing incapacitation test next?

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Involuntary sphincter? Now, in some circles that may well be greeted with much enthusiasm.
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Old 21st May 2022, 22:11
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Pretty impressive in this day and age, that not a single photo, video clip etc of the aircraft parked out bush, has escaped into the wild. Anyone know, has it been recovered yet?
Truly remarkable!

Someone at Wrighsair must have some more details of the incident.
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