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Light Aircraft Crash In NZ  
User currently offlineNZAA From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

http://www.tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/595877/

I wonder what registration it was??

Trav


Planes Piloted Tecnam P2002 JF, Cessna 172R, Cessna 152, Airbus A320
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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Good to see no serious injuries to the pilots.

A bad birdstrike can bring a Cessna down - it happened a few years back at the school I am now at (I used to fly at Ardmore Flying School a number of years ago, before I moved to Australia - maybe I am bad luck lol!). A student on his first solo nav had an eagle come through the prop and the windscreen, and hit him in the face, breaking his nose. I am told that without the windscreen, the 172 loses about 20% of its lift (think of the turbulent airflow created), and it is quite a battle to fly. The student managed to put it down in a field, and he could walk away, although the aircraft was written off.

According to our chief pilot, who also had an eagle-strike, but managed to get the aircraft (a 152) back to the airfield, you need to set best rate of climb speed (i.e. maximum power excess) for the height you are at, in order to have a chance at covering any distance. With a broken nose and the wind blowing a gale in your face, I can imagine it would be very difficult. Unfortunately birds are one of those things you have little control over, other than keeping away. Certainly at low level you are much more likely to hit them. However, some birds, like eagles, will have a go at you even at altitude, and there is not much you can do about it!

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineNZAA From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Yea they didnt have much height to recover as they were less than 100ft above the water/mud flats.

Interesting story,

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 1):
However, some birds, like eagles, will have a go at you even at altitude

HAHAHAHA  laughing 



Planes Piloted Tecnam P2002 JF, Cessna 172R, Cessna 152, Airbus A320
User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2268 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2927 times:
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The rego was ZK-TAX

NZ1


User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 872 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

From what I hear a bird strike may not be entirely accurate!

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

NZAA - I'm not kidding - certainly here, they have no natural predators, so they don't realise the danger posed to them by the shiny noisy thing which looks like it could provide a month's worth of food....

Mr AirNZ - are you able to elaborate on that?

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 872 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

I don't want to speculate and i'll be the first to admit that I don't know all the details. What I have heard is the ducks are the public story for the moment. The actual story may involve excessive angle of bank at low level and a resulting stall (stall speed increases in a turn as angle of bank increases for those who aren't familiar with the physics of it all).

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