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Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane  
User currently offlineKiwiTEAL From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 253 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4375 times:

A Cessna 206 opperated by Brisbane Skydiving Centre has crashed into a dam near Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

Apparently the accident happened at approx 11am Brisbane time today (Monday). News reports that there are two survivors and up to 5 missing.

Link to news....

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=6498

So sad just after Christmas and New Year  Sad

John

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User currently offlineKiwiTEAL From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 253 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 4355 times:

Appears the pilot was one of the survivors, and that the plane may have impacted the top of a tree after take off

J


User currently offlineDreamflight767 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 4344 times:
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My thoughts and preyers are with the passengers, crew, and families of this disaster.

User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4271 times:

Anything more about this? Any news regarding the nationalities of the people on board? I have a friend (Swedish) who is backpacking in Australia and China and it would be nice to be able to for certain clear her from the ones involved in this. Obviously it's hard to get in touch with someone who's backpacking for an extensive amount of time.

User currently offlineKiwiTEAL From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 253 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

Well to be honest - I'm surprized that there has been so little input from the longer standing Aussie members of A.net? I didn't really want to report a disaster - but I noticed nobody else in this country had at the time.

Lattest news (sadly) is that 3 of the fatalities are overseas tourists.

Here is the latest link to 9MSN

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=64982

I truely hope your friends were not into skydiving?

John


User currently offlineIsua380b777 From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

What a sad news? I am deeply shocked

RIP


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

Quoting KiwiTEAL (Reply 4):
3 of the fatalities

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of everyone involved..

RIP


User currently offlineKiwiTEAL From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 253 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

It seems from todays news, that "catastrophic engine failure" might be the cause of this accident. Plumes of smoke were seen pouring from the engine as the plane was climbing off the runway - witnesses said they heard loud "pop pop popping" sounds as the aircraft tried to climb, but did not achieve. It clipped the top of some trees and ploughed into a farmers irrigation dam right of centre, about 1/2 a klm from the end of the runway.

Apparently the engine was modified some years ago achieve more power, and since that thime there have been numerous problems - all repaired mind you. There was mention of crankshaft trouble as well. Doesn't sound as though this particular aircraft was totally fault free during its life.

Also, there has been media mention of another Cessna 206 that crashed here in Australia a number of years back in almost the same fashion.

Sorry its more bad news - but this sort of thing is not a regular occurrance in Aussie.

John


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Just saw that better article and i was very very relived to see that my friend was not one of the casualites of that plane.

My thoughts are with with the friends and families of anyone affected ny this accident, may god give them peace.


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Ironic that these guys were preparing to jump out of the thing.

User currently offlineEirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

One of the victims was a well known Irish Sky Diver Nigel O'Gorman (34).

The Irish press report that the pilot was 22 yrs old, very sad to lose a young aviation talent like that.

My thoughts are with all the victims and their families.

Eirjet



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