Aircraft sighting --Details of Aircraft and schedule ?

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Aircraft sighting --Details of Aircraft and schedule ?

Unread post by KZNChris » Sun May 15, 2016 10:19 am

Please can someone in ATC ( possibly Cape Town ) help me and satisfy my curiosity
I am tedious and irritating but never satisfied with anything but the full ACCURATE story
Accuracy is next to godliness -- and safe aviation

Please can someone identify this aircraft , the route and the schedule.

https://www.google.com/maps/@-30.866021 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Details ;
Date of imagery 09-03-2016 ( A Wednesday )
Location ;
Decimal degrees

-30.866021 lat

21.945865 lon

1413m elevation

Near Carnarvon Northern Cape

Looks lke a AVRO RJ 85 ?
Airlink perhaps ?

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Re: Aircraft sighting --Details of Aircraft and schedule ?

Unread post by Bell 407 » Sun May 15, 2016 10:35 am

From a playback on FR24 it looks like it was ZS-ASW which is an RJ85 for Airlink. Most likely the Cape Town - Pretoria flight which would have a Fn of SA876(X).

In the image below the flight does not track fully as the aircraft is only tracked via Mlat. But from the routing it looks like it would pass very close to Carnarvon.

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Re: Aircraft sighting --Details of Aircraft and schedule ?

Unread post by KZNChris » Sun May 15, 2016 11:10 am

Many thanks for that :D
Going to have to get myself FR :)

I see there are a number of Airlink flights that look like they traverse that area

http://flyairlink.com/route_map.php

There is a flight to PTA ( Wonderboom ) on a Wednesday departing CPT at 10h00 (SA 8678)

To really complete the circle we need a photo taken by a passenger on the flight in question of the ground :lol:

I also wonder how close they are allowed to get to the "MEERKAT" / SKA ( RF and disturbance free area )

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