Ravin Aircraft down in Camperdown - 15 March 2014

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Ravin Aircraft down in Camperdown - 15 March 2014

Unread post by Airfire » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:59 pm

Just heard aircraft down at Camperdown,KZN..more info to follow
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by Airfire » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:03 pm

Aircraft burnt out..3 confirmed dead..R.I.P..fellow aviators.. :(
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by dreampilot » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:06 pm

Oh no, what happened?
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by jimdavis » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:09 pm

Weather?

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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by HappyJabi » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:11 pm

Oom Jim. Weather here today is CAVOK and wind calm. Perfect flying weather.
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by markw » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:15 pm

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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by jimdavis » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:16 pm

HappyJabi wrote:Oom Jim. Weather here today is CAVOK and wind calm. Perfect flying weather.
Thanks, HappyJab. From the Kobus Botha website it looks as if stuff moved in from the north and east pretty quickly.

Where exactly is the accident? Do they have a runway at Camperdown? Or was it just somewhere in the general area?

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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by Airfire » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Was a Ravin 500..crashed on Farm airfield in Camperdown..weather is clear and Hot with broken cloud
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by HappyJabi » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:38 pm

I just called FAPM tower to confirm weather and they still report CAVOK there as well. Ravin 500? Please tell me it is not ZU-TNF?
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by Marty » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:42 pm

HappyJabi wrote:I just called FAPM tower to confirm weather and they still report CAVOK there as well. Ravin 500? Please tell me it is not ZU-TNF?
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by Flybynite » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:43 pm

It is not ZU-TNF
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by markII » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:52 pm

Another Sad day for aviation. Rip.
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by Skymaster » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:20 pm

(Reuters) - Three people were killed when the small plane they were travelling in crashed near a landing strip in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal on Saturday, police and emergency services said.

"The plane is apparently burnt beyond recognition," Santi Steinmann, media liaison officer for private ambulance service Netcare 911, told Reuters.

She said the plane was either a four- or six-seater aircraft and went down at Camperdown in the coastal province.

Regional police spokesman Jay Naicker confirmed three bodies had been pulled out of the wreck of the light aircraft.

Last month, another three people were killed when their twin-propeller craft crashed in Johannesburg's Lanseria Airport when trying to land on a rainy morning.

(Reporting by Helen Nyambura-Mwaura; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by Sideslip » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:23 pm

What is the published VNE on a Ravin?
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Re: Aircraft down in Camperdown.

Unread post by nrm » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:33 pm

Max speed at sea level ISA - 210 knots
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