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Old 16th Dec 2007, 12:54
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incident at EMA (midair over Leicestershire)

beeb reporting crash involving 2 light aircraft at east midlands. Hope everyone safe.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 12:57
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Sky News correspondent James Matthews said: "Two aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision.

"One has come to grief and crashed, that one is being dealt with by emergency services fairly close to the point of collision."

Emergency services hold fears for those on board the plane that crashed, he said.




http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-1297212,00.html
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 13:24
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EMA runway blocked by one of the aircraft.

Airport due to re open at 1500z

Thoughts with all concerned.

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Old 16th Dec 2007, 13:26
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the artical says one aircraft "landed" near a reservoir, but bbc news say it "came down", with two fatalities. The artical and the news agree the other aircraft landed safely at EMA which is now closed.

Sympathies to friends and families of those who lost their lives.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 13:33
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There is a small grass Airstrip to the East of that reservoir. Anyone know the origin or type of Aircraft involved yet? Sympathies to those friends and relatives who may have died.

However, full marks to the Pilot who managed to land no matter who's fault it was. This is what we all train for with the belief and hope that we never have to do it for real.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 13:35
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Think it was a Pacific 750x
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 13:38
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Got this update from Sky News at 14:35

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/...297212,00.html

Seems to have been two light aircraft.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 13:53
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Now saying EMA closed as that is where the second aircradft made an emergency landing.
Sky news showing live pictures of the second aircraft sitting in a field
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 14:02
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EMA just reopened.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 14:09
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BBC Reported that the 2nd aircraft which came down in a field was 25 miles away from EMA.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 15:40
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Reported elsewhere as a Luscombe 8.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 15:42
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type of plane

Hi, hope no-one minds me appearing here briefly, but I am very worried at the moment. From what people have seen of the crashed plane, is there any chance it could be a Kingair 200? My husband is flying somewhere in the midlands right now in a Kingair and I am terribly worried.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 15:49
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I wouldn't like to say anything definite, but from the pictures and the report I'd have thought the aircraft that crashed was much smaller than a Kingair 200. Hope that alleviates some of the worry.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 15:51
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Hello 'Pilot's Wife'.

The BBC/Sky pictures aren't very clear but from the look of them I don't think that the 'plane concerned in a Kingair 200.

Regards,

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Old 16th Dec 2007, 16:02
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Why have both these threads been moved out of Rumours & News??
It makes no sense, I would like an explaination!!
Light aircraft as used by the media can mean anything up to small business aircraft (not decrying the seriousness of the loss of two single seaters for example!)

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots

At the very least the closure of one of our International airports surely is of interest and concern to Professional Pilots!
I await a reply.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 16:05
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Neither was a King Air, so don't worry.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 16:06
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Pilot's Wife, you may be interested in this piece of information from the Flyer website which would indicate that it isn't a Kingair 200 involved.
I am told the one which landed at EMA is the jump a/c from Cark which was en route for maint at Cranfield.
I'm sure your husband will ring you as soon as he can. In the meantime, may I suggest you find a trusted member of your family or a good friend to come and wait with you, it's dreadful waiting for news if you are on your own. Hope all does work out well for you.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 16:09
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Anyone know if all at Tatenhill are safe as they use the Blithfield area for training?

Happened over STAFFORDSHIRE
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 16:11
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thank you

Thank you all very much for the help, which was a considerable comfort. He has just called and is fine. I am very relieved but very sorry for those who will be facing bad news tonight.
Thanks again. You are all very nice indeed.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 16:27
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Pilot's Wife, I, and I'm sure everyone else here, will be very happy for you as well as sad for the families and friends of those who died. That's the lovely side of this site - everyone will pitch in to help whenever there is a real need and it's good that you felt free to ask.
Llanfairpg - I don't know about Tatenhill and I fully understand your concern. I was worried at first that it might someone from EGBO as Blithfield is on one of the QXC routes and was even more worried when I couldn't get through to the FTO. Whoever, and wherever they were from it is very sad indeed. Hope all your friends are safe.
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