Aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by AJW » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:55 am

Mrb13676 wrote:
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...
Getting robbed/attacked can happen anywhere.
I only had one emergency landing in my life before and that idea played a big role in my decision making at the time...
Sad but true.
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Davidc » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:58 am

Co ordinates for the site where the plane went down. Very close to the airport, if correct it looks like about 6,5km from the airport -29.100388, 26.368931
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Re: Possible aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Volo » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:26 pm

Sorry if its off topic but could not help noticing on my google earth image that there were only 5 aircraft on the hard stand - one business jet , one light twin and there papacharlies - rather depressing - must run the highest cost per aircraft movement anywhere .
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Re: Aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Goffel » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:19 am

Horace....many years ago I landed on a road due to an instrument failure.(Outside Bredarsdoro).

Along came Mr Ben Wiesa in his brand new car, "lekker gesyp", and thought i was a terrorist, (gospel), and promptly smashed into the aerie...(we had put tape up and cones in the road with lights).

But yip, I will land on a road again, just not in Bredarsdorp.

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Re: Aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by Bearcat » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:00 pm

Goffel wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:19 am
Horace....many years ago I landed on a road due to an instrument failure.(Outside Bredarsdoro).

Along came Mr Ben Wiesa in his brand new car, "lekker gesyp", and thought i was a terrorist, (gospel), and promptly smashed into the aerie...(we had put tape up and cones in the road with lights).

But yip, I will land on a road again, just not in Bredarsdorp.

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That sounds like a lekker story :lol: ... please tell more ... with pictures if possible :)
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Re: Aircraft down close to Bloemfontein International

Unread post by jimdavis » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:23 pm

Goffel wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:19 am
Horace....many years ago I landed on a road due to an instrument failure.(Outside Bredarsdoro).

Goffel.
Chris, don't tell me it was a naughty fuel gauge that lied to you? Unbelievable! :shock: You poor man. :lol:

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