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Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Frank Persson » Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:27 pm

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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

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Unread post by Frank Persson » Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:31 pm

Somehow a car involved
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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Induna » Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:50 pm

I believe this was the late Neville Ferreira's GK-1. AFAIK it has a modified Honda engine installed, adapted for this aircraft.
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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by GL » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:39 pm

Induna wrote:
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I believe this was the late Neville Ferreira's GK-1. AFAIK it has a modified Honda engine installed, adapted for this aircraft.
Yup - and I am told that the pilot is avcom's Goose. Lots of bad luck here - but hey - why so low?
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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Whirly » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:46 pm

Did a similar accident not happen there some years ago too? Perhaps it was a vehicle that was struck after an over run, I can't remember details but pretty sure something like this happened there before. :?

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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Trent772B » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:53 pm

A vehicle driving where it shouldn’t?
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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Induna » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:07 pm

GL wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:39 pm
Induna wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:50 pm
I believe this was the late Neville Ferreira's GK-1. AFAIK it has a modified Honda engine installed, adapted for this aircraft.
Yup - and I am told that the pilot is avcom's Goose. Lots of bad luck here - but hey - why so low?
According to google maps the threshold of runway 11 is only 50m from the road. I would assume the landing speed of the GK-1 is higher than most small aircraft, and that it floats quite a bit in ground effect, so my guess is the pilot wanted to land close to the threshold to have max runway available.
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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Goose » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:08 pm

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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Rotor kop » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:11 pm

That runway is very close to the road.
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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Induna » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:19 pm

Goose wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:08 pm
Yes indeed Goose on Avcom. Car drove into approaching aircraft on short short finals with all the power off for a short field landing.
Glad you are ok Goose! Sorry about the aircraft. It looked very pretty...
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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Goose » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:28 pm

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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:56 pm

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Unread post by jimdavis » Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:44 pm

What part of the aircraft whacked the car? It did an amazing amount of damage. Windscreen pillars are meant to be pretty tough.

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Re: Ding@ Bethlehem

Unread post by jimdavis » Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:48 pm

Goose wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:28 pm
Thanks Induna appreciate. No signs at all of low flying aircraft to cars approaching airport on the public road.
I don't think I would expect a sign on a busy public road.

Is there a displaced threshold for landing aircraft?

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