Crashes in the News - Thread

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  1. Sep 6, 2019 #2701

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    Chopper went down late Friday in the ocean off the coast of Australia - five feared dead
     
  3. Sep 7, 2019 #2703

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    I think you have the wrong link. Did something happen at WAAM? (Western air museum?)
     
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    Two people dead at WAAAM.
     
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    Corrected the link
     
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    Wow, that's really sad. Looks like it hit almost direct on the spinner without bending the prop.
    I was there at the fly-in last year.
     
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    We lost a friend and neighbor yesterday, in his RV-12. Retired Air Force pilot with almost 9,000 hours, in his mid 80’s.


    BJC
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Looks like another stall/spin given the severe damage all sitting in one spot.
     
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    I have a few (cheap) CO2 inflatable lifejackets in my 5m aluminium fishing boat. They are basically a sop to legislation, as the rules here say jackets to be worn at all times. Last time I overhauled them (new canisters), I tested them.
    With 2 out of 4 the inflation cord broke off in my hand!

    I also have old-school foam block jackets, for when I need a real lifejacket (fishing offshore).

    I know it's not a plane, but the advice from Search and Rescue here is crystal clear - stay with your vessel (until it sinks), and stay together.
    A single swimmer is very hard to spot.
     
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    A news clip yesterday showed what looked like the tail of an Aircoupe sticking out of a building. Do not know where or what. Any info.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2019 #2713

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    Yep, it was an Ercoupe at Ak-chin regional (formerly Phoenix Regional).
     
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    Instructor and student walked away from the crash. Lucky!
     
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    Looks like it was the Flight School/Club Light Sport Equivalent training plane. I sat in it a year or more ago. It was a nice Ercoupe. Can't blame this on on a stall/spin. How do you get an Ercoupe to land nose first into a building and walk away from it?
     
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    That looks to definitely be a stall, spin. The plane looks to have come straight down through the roof.
     
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    Did I miss a link somewhere? I havent been able to find the Ercoupe report.
     
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    The Ercoupe is stall resistant, but can easily crash when held in a high mush slow speed, high descent rate, especially if turning back after an engine failure.
     
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    Nevermind, I found it.

    I laugh at some of the reporting. Take this video for example... had I been this guy (the interviewee) I would not have have been as patient as he was. I would have already thrown my hands into the air and walked away after being asked such trivial questions. Better yet, I might have retorted with something like, “are you going to ask what color underwear I was wearing too?”

    https://www.azcentral.com/videos/ne...building-ak-chin-regional-airport/2278341001/
     
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    I wouldn't be interviewed on camera. Off camera, I would probably mumble something about the dang flux capacitator blowing out.
     
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