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S211 Down Port Phillip Bay

Old 19th Nov 2023, 03:18
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S211 Down Port Phillip Bay

Sister aircraft made it home

POLAIR, HEMS, WESTPAC all looking for debris
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27th Nov 2023, 09:50
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Originally Posted by WetCompass
All I'm asking is why not go west to Avalon.
Yes, that has been noticed. You have provided over 30 posts repeating that question, and have been asked politely, several times, to realise that you do not have all the facts, you were not there, and to have a little more respect for the experienced pilot who was.

Avalon was an option. He chose not to go there.

So, please, with a cherry on top, your point is noted, let it rest.
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Jetworks?
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 05:22
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Reports of a midair, not confirmed.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ane-crash.html

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ex RAAF aircraft! Excellent reporting as usual... NOT.
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 06:05
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Saw the pair in formation depart 17 from Essendon at around 11:30 AEDT. 2 helicopters were hovering to the right of track around 2 miles apart obviously filming the departure. Obviously a previous flight to the accident one.
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V Sad news. Would this be an ex-RSAF aircraft? Is anything known of the aircraft that's reportedly returned to Essendon?
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Originally Posted by cooperplace
V Sad news. Would this be an ex-RSAF aircraft? Is anything known of the aircraft that's reportedly returned to Essendon?
VH-DQJ I think

And yes both jets were reported to have been filming with helicopter VH-XUN over the city and Port Melbourne around lunch time.
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Looks like this was the flight on offer: https://www.jetworksaviation.com.au/...rmation-sortie
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Some of the ATC comms

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Old 19th Nov 2023, 07:39
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Originally Posted by logansi
VH-DQJ I think

And yes both jets were reported to have been filming with helicopter VH-XUN over the city and Port Melbourne around lunch time.
Filming for the Any Fool Can Fly documentary series perhaps?

Unable to post the link here, however a Google search will locate it.
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VH-DZJ is the accident aircraft.
VH-DQJ returned safely.
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Was there any damage to DQJ?
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 11:03
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Originally Posted by Pearly White
Was there any damage to DQJ?
According to the audio posted above - Yes - leading edge damage - controllable but they flew back coastal I assume as an extra safety measure.
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Originally Posted by Pearly White
Was there any damage to DQJ?
Listen to post #9. He says he has slight leading edge damage. I wonder why he flew passed Moorabbin to land at Essendon.
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Originally Posted by Cloudee
I wonder why he flew passed Moorabbin to land at Essendon.
Because he could…?
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Agree - not just because of his potential loss of control, but also the potential to wipe out over a much more densely populated area (for longer)
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Fast jet, leading edge issue, higher than normal landing speed no doubt. Yeah Moorabbin would have been a brilliant choice 🤣.
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Originally Posted by Global Aviator
Fast jet, leading edge issue, higher than normal landing speed no doubt. Yeah Moorabbin would have been a brilliant choice 🤣.
Never does take long for the experts to chime in does it.
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Originally Posted by junior.VH-LFA
Never does take long for the experts to chime in does it.
1900m at YMEN.
1330m at YMMB.

Makes sense. Also had more time for the dust to settle mentally. Familiar airport with better emergency and firefighting facilities and far less traffic than Moorabbin which was fairly horrid on Sunday, operating on 31/13. Would have been a cat amongst the pigeons for sure.

He was very clear about his desire to land on runway 26.
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