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Old 25th Dec 2022, 04:00
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Missing light aircraft in the NT

This isn’t good based on the report.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-...ane-/101808178

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Cessna 210 crashed 2 deceased 25 km from Darwin according to ABC news
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Itís the correct link, posted 12pm Christmas Day.
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Latest news is that it has been found and a fatal.

https://www.miragenews.com/police-up...m-land-922471/
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
Itís the correct link, posted 12pm Christmas Day.
The story posted by Duck Pilot is the current one - but the one referred to by TBM about a 210 going down 25km from Darwin likely isn't unless the pilot today is massively lost. The Gove-Katherine track is 120NM south of Darwin.
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Latest report I have seen placed it 250 km northeast of Katherine. No mention of type.

it’s possible the ABC has linked its article to the story of the 210 that lost its wings near Humpty Doo a few years back.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-...e=abc_news_web
A light plane reported missing since Saturday morning has been found near Bulman in the Northern Territory.

Key points:

  • The single-engine plane carrying two people took off on Christmas Eve
  • Two bodies were found in the wreckage of the aircraft in remote Arnhem Land on Sunday afternoon
  • NT Police say they won't release any more information until Monday
The single-engine plane, with a pilot and one passenger, took off from Nhulunbuy (Gove) around 8:30am on Saturday, headed for Katherine.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said in a statement that two people had died when the wreckage of the aircraft was located on Sunday afternoon.

"AMSA conducted a search for the missing aircraft with two persons on board using dedicated search and rescue aircraft from Cairns and Essendon and additional NT based fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft," it said.Northern Territory Police confirmed the news, adding that the "remote location" of the plane would delay the investigation in the cause of the suspected accident.

"Due to the remote location of the single engine plane and the investigation by Northern Territory Police being in its infancy, no further information will be available today." NT Police said in a statement.

The NT has seen heavy rainfall and flooding in the last few days, as ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie continues moving inland, after making landfall late on Thursday.
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Aircraft from Essendon involved in search !
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Yep, a key SAR resource is located in Melbourne and another one up north. They do a great job looking for us when we go missing, hats off to them!
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The media report has been updated, terrible accident based on whatís been reported.

Weather would have be possibly marginal VFR in the general area on the morning of the accident.
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https://www.9news.com.au/videos/nati...090joq838nxt2k
The video lat / long puts it 60% of the way to TN, 6nm N of the direct track and 11Nm N of Bulman, on fairly flat ground with no significant ground features. Looks like a fairly steep descent angle.
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Originally Posted by The Wawa Zone View Post
https://www.9news.com.au/videos/nati...090joq838nxt2k
The video lat / long puts it 60% of the way to TN, 6nm N of the direct track and 11Nm N of Bulman, on fairly flat ground with no significant ground features. Looks like a fairly steep descent angle.
That video seems to show small bits of wreckage & a wing over a fair area.

If that is a wing of a 210(N) it seems to look like an inflight break up again - been 2 in OZ recently for different reasons.

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Was there also an accident in Sydney today? Seems very little info apart from an early news report of a fire.
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Yes. See the separate thread re an incident near Appin.
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Yep, a key SAR resource is located in Melbourne and another one up north. They do a great job looking for us when we go missing, hats off to them!
RSCU440 is based in Melbourne, RSCU660 in Perth & there is another one based in Cairns.

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Blue skies and tailwinds all the way chaps
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Originally Posted by Bend alot View Post
That video seems to show small bits of wreckage & a wing over a fair area.

If that is a wing of a 210(N) it seems to look like an inflight break up again - been 2 in OZ recently for different reasons.
Anyone got rego?
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And where did you get this info from?
Mutual friends.
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45 years ago, I was flying 210s in the NT and FNQ.

FFS, can GA not do better than fly these dinosaurs commercially today? In 1975, no one operated a 1930s era aircraft, yet today flogging around in a 40-50 year old aircraft is considered normal. Weird.

Even in around 1975(?) there was a 210 whose wings folded back in turbulence in the Camooweal circuit area. So, still nothing learned.
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Note to young pilots : leave Australia ASAP. New aircraft and proper maintenance. A winning combo you wonít find here.
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Question is lucille, what modern aircraft would you recommend, Cessna are still building the 206 I guess. There was a reason the 210 gained favour, rather than a Cherokee Six or Beech 36.

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