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Midair Collision Near Waddesdon

Old 17th Nov 2017, 13:23
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Midair Collision Near Waddesdon

BBC reports midair collision between light aircraft and helicopter near Waddesdon, Bucks.

This from Bucks & MK Fire Brigade -
Firefighters currently assisting other emergency services at scene of air accident near Waddesdon. Air Accidents Investigation Branch informed. Disruption to road network around Waddesdon likely for the rest of the day
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 13:24
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No further details yet but a beautiful day to be flying around here.
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In VMC conditions ?
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www. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-42024712
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It's always busy near WCO and I know I've been guilty in the past of paying too much attention to pointing passengers at the Rothschild palace and not enough to a sharp lookout.

Hoping against the odds for a positive outcome.
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BBC link: Aircraft and helicopter in 'mid-air crash' near Aylesbury Aircraft and helicopter in 'mid-air crash' near Aylesbury - BBC News
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FR24 shows G-JAMM over there on playback around midday tracked from Wycombe Air Park, nothing else 'light' on radar at their alt at the time tho.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 14:12
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A 152, G-WACG was overhead at about the same time, unless it just stayed below coverage altitude for the remainder of its flight
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/a...g-wacg#f8efef7
Fingers crossed for survivors
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Rolling BBC updates: Updates: 'Mid-air crash' in Buckinghamshire - BBC News

Both aircraft came from Wycombe Air Park.
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Shall we stop posting Aircraft Registrations that were near at the time based on totally incomplete data. Friends and families of the victims and of aircraft not involved could very well be reading this. Posting Registrations until comfirmed will only add unnecessary anguish.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 14:29
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Originally Posted by rattle View Post


No further details yet but a beautiful day to be flying around here.
Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?
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You've lost me there, sorry.

Is it legal to fly over a crash site?
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Is it legal to fly over a crash site?
Not at the moment. There is a temporary Danger Area in place up to 3000ft.
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Originally Posted by rattle View Post
You've lost me there, sorry.

Is it legal to fly over a crash site?
He means that it is highly unlikely anyone survived, so discussing what a beautiful day it was might be considered tasteless or ill-considered. Like asking Mrs Lincoln if - apart from her husband being assassinated - it was a good play?
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Originally Posted by rattle View Post
You've lost me there, sorry.

Is it legal to fly over a crash site?



To begin with, yes. But a temporary restriction will be imposed as soon as the incident is known, and then it is prohibited until the Temporary Danger Area is withdrawn.

The NOTAM reads:


Q) EGTT/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/030/5149N00054W003
B) FROM: 17/11/17 13:15C) TO: 17/11/17 17:00
E) TEMPORARY DANGER AREA. SAROPS OFF. NO RESTRICTIONS ON FREQUENCIESOWING TO AN EMERGENCY AT UPPER WINCHENDON ATEMPORARY DANGER AREA TO BE KNOWN AS EG D199V HAS BEEN ESTABLISHEDBY A CIRCLE RADIUS 3NM CENTRED ON 5149N 00054W. TO ENSURE THEIROWN SAFETY AND TO AVOID INTERFERENCE WITH CONTROL AND SARACTIVITIES, PILOTS ARE URGENTLY REQUESTED NOT TO FLY IN OR NEAR THEAREA WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF AERONAUTICAL RESCUE AND COORDINATIONCENTRE (EMERGENCY CONTROLLING AUTHORITY) TELEPHONE 01343 836001 /01343836002. PILOTS ARE FURTHER WARNED THAT ACTION MAY BE TAKEN ATANY TIME TO IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS OF FLYING REGULATIONS UNDER ARTICLE239 OF THE AIR NAVIGATION ORDER 2016. ATC UNITS CLOSE TO THEINCIDENT AREA ARE REQUESTED TO ADVISE AIRCRAFT ON THEIR FREQUENCIESOF THE CONTENTS OF THIS NOTAM.LOWER: SFC
UPPER: 3000FT AMSL
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I think Rattle meant in the sense that it has been unbelievably clear today. I thought this morning it would be a great day for flying. Shame it’s not ended too great for some, by the sounds of it.
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I agree, please do not post "possible" aircraft registrations! What purpose is that thoughtless action supposed to achieve?

I've just received a phone call from a very worried close relative as it is.
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Sad news, tracking the news helicopter circling overhead right now. I agree with JJJ best not speculate into what no one knows right now.
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Sky news photo shows wreckage of a white helicopter with an enclosed tail rotor.

https://news.sky.com/story/plane-and...shire-11130285

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