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Topic: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: YWG747
Posted 2008-03-28 12:02:48 and read 3687 times.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/bre...gnews/story/4150340p-4739622c.html

The single-engine aircraft took off from Edmonton enroute to Winnipeg. Edmonton air traffic control watched the plane descending on radar when it disappeared.

Hopefully they can find survivors, but it doesn't look good.

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: Yegmaster
Posted 2008-03-28 16:42:24 and read 3613 times.

No survivors. Thoughts and prayers to all.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2008/03/28/plane-crash.html

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: AF340
Posted 2008-03-28 16:52:22 and read 3604 times.



Quoting CBC:
Williams took over the company from his father, Allen Williams, 65, who was himself killed when he crashed his Cessna 172 in rugged terrain near Golden, B.C., in October.

Searchers found Allen Williams's three-year-old granddaughter, Kate, safely strapped into a child seat in the upside-down plane's wreckage. She was the only survivor of that crash.


Are you kidding? That is really, really bad luck. It is hard to believe that this is the son of the pilot in that famous crash a few months ago.


I wonder what the causes of the crash were. I'll be on the look out for more information because this looks pretty interesting to me.


Here's the Global News story:

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/na...fa5-4e4a-b223-f2a50015c379&k=99151



Liam tombstone 

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: Scrumpy492003
Posted 2008-03-28 18:42:48 and read 3565 times.

CTV mentioned that the pilot reported a problem with a gyro before descending on radar!!

Wreckage spread out over a Km.

Peter

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: BeechNut
Posted 2008-03-28 18:44:48 and read 3564 times.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

Shows the wreckage on the cover at the moment. No post-impact fire. Fuselage looks relatively intact and survivable. Looks like the plane flew into the ground. Controllers watched it descend on radar.

I know it's too early to speculate but I speculate... pressurization problem.

Beech

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: Scrumpy492003
Posted 2008-03-28 21:08:14 and read 3513 times.

That's the second crash of that kind of A/C in a couple of months.

Somebody schmucked one in about 20 miles South of Springbank (YBW).
Pilot owner again.

That was just a VFR flight probably sightseeing to stay current, can't remember any other details on that except nobody else on board and I don't think a fatality, BUT lots of damage!!

Peter

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: YZFOO7F
Posted 2008-03-29 16:13:19 and read 3402 times.

Just speculating of course, but it sounds like it may have been a spiral dive. If it was indeed IMC and he was having gyro problems, it would have been easy to get into one, and the fact that it disintegrated on the way down adds to that. Does anyone know if he was IFR licensed?

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: ScrubbsYWG
Posted 2008-03-29 16:22:50 and read 3396 times.

they are saying the plane broke up in air.

http://winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4151053p-4740141c.html

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: CodyKDiamond
Posted 2008-03-29 16:46:42 and read 3377 times.

My condolences to them and their families.

Topic: RE: Small Plane Crash's In Alberta
Username: Legacytravel
Posted 2008-03-29 18:10:17 and read 3349 times.

Unfathomable to have this happen to the same firm and family twice in less than 6 months. My deepest symapthy goes out to their friends and families.

Regards,


Mark in MKE


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