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Aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Davidc » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:11 pm

Just heard on our neighborhood watch group of a possible light aircraft down in the area. Will try and find out more.
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Davidc » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:56 pm

ER24 on the scene. No injuries reported. This is from our neighborhood group.
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Induna » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:10 pm

Type of aircraft?

Glad all is ok (no injuries)
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Davidc » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:36 pm

Apparently ran out of fuel.
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:53 pm

As it was at Rand in July this year.
I am not sure if it was being operated by the same school though, The African Collage of Aviation went into remission for a while
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by spokes » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:00 pm

Hope they can fix it. Those straight backs are good airies
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by rare bird » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:31 pm

looks like they landed ok and just collapsed the nose gear on the rough terrain?
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by 20048 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:19 pm

Looks like the nose wheel is in a ditch (maybe collapsed as well!)
Prop also looks bent?
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by ddevos » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:21 am

20048 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Looks like the nose wheel is in a ditch (maybe collapsed as well!)
Prop also looks bent?
Not a ditch, it's the shadow of the wings.
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Segg » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:23 am

Bearcat wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:53 pm
As it was at Rand in July this year.
I am not sure if it was being operated by the same school though, The African Collage of Aviation went into remission for a while
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They do seem to be back under new owners... AFAIK this aircraft was fitted with a new engine as well after the old conti was giving issues, very sad to see its probably going to need a shockload now
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Horace Blok » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:46 am

Davidc wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Apparently ran out of fuel.
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I'll be crucified by some . . . . .

If the ambulance can get there, I state the obvious - there's a road close by.

This is NOT aimed at the pilot. If I had to have a situation of having to execute a forced landing, I'd first and foremost choose a road. The reasons are so obvious as this situation proves.
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:53 am

Problems with roads.....

1. Wires
2. traffic
3. stuff on the side of the road.
4. being robbed while waiting for help

I agree that a road is an option but it should be a carefully considered one. I would not like to kill/injure someone innocently traveling in a car by landing on top of them or causing them to swerve and roll...
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Horace Blok » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:53 am

In 2011, many here participated on THIS thread.

What I TYPED BACK THEN is as applicable today.
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:59 am

Points made by you then still valid now.

It seemed in your previous post before mine that you were advocating always using a road.
I don't think there is any point in rehashing the previous discussion though....
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Horace Blok » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:07 am

Mrb13676 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:59 am
Points made by you then still valid now.

It seemed in your previous post before mine that you were advocating always using a road.
I don't think there is any point in rehashing the previous discussion though....
Mike, respectfully Squire - every 6 months airline guys are re-hashing everything they've done for years and have ongoing discussions about safety and serious sim sessions - always reinforcing what is perhaps "boring" or whatever word you'd like to use. The purpose of this very forum is learn, refresh our minds and be open minded and discuss perhaps there is a case to answer for re. methodologies and techniques at odds with our own.

Additionally, there are new aviators on an ongoing basis (both old and young) - so this is perhaps "old hat" to you but the youngster who commenced their flying training recently, they can only benefit from the wisdom we have acquired over time. So - there you have my opinion . . . :D
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