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Light Plane Missing Off UK Coast  
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

All,

Had a browse through the latest discussions, couldn't see anything.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1250087,00.html

"A major rescue mission is underway after a light aircraft went missing off the coast near Blackpool..."

Fingers crossed for all.

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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2825 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

I had my first flying lesson from Blackpool last week in a PA28-140 (G-BBEF). I hope both crew are found safe and sound. The fog started to roll in about 3.30 around here so fingers crossed for them.

Darren



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

UPDATE:
Rescuers searching for a light aircraft that went missing off the coast near Blackpool have discovered wreckage about half a mile from shore.
There is no news of the two people who were on board.


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

The fog must be bad as 99% of flights ex LPL after 18.00 have been cancelled.


One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
The fog must be bad as 99% of flights ex LPL after 18.00 have been cancelled.

Correct, unfortunately.

From Ryanair.com:

Due to severe fog and restricted visibility at Liverpool airport a number of departures and arrivals have been cancelled this morning. As a result of ongoing weather conditions (fog) at Liverpool Airport, this has resulted in the cancellation of Ryanair's schedule for today.

The latest weather forecast for tomorrow is predicting a continuation of these foggy conditions. Consequently it is likely that some of tomorrows early morning flights will be cancelled.


User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2825 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

I'm only 15 miles as the crow flies from Blackpool Airport and the visibility here is under 100m as I type. Its bad enough driving let alone flying at the moment. Lets hope they are found alive and well but it doesn't sound promising.  crossfingers 

Darren



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Sky News Update:

Lancashire Police said the two men believed to have died in the aircraft crash were from the Fylde area of Lancashire.

Inspector Mark Hindle said: "We, of course, are in the early stages of looking into just how this tragedy came about and it is far too early to speculate how it happened.

"The Air Accident Investigating Branch has been informed and they will be taking over the investigation."


This is tragic news, if it becomes confirmed two lives have been lost.


User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2825 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Still no word about the missing crew. It froze to approx. -3 celcious around here last night so where ever they are, I hope they rest in peace  tombstone 

This is the aircraft they were flying, PA28-140 G-BBBK:

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Darren



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 7):
I hope they rest in peace

Likewise. Latest from BBC is not good news unfortunately.

Two bodies have been found by the recovery team searching for the occupants of a light aircraft which crashed off the Lancashire coast.
Police said the bodies were found in the fuselage of the plane, which crashed off the Fylde coast near Blackpool on Saturday night ... Lancashire Police said the wreckage was recovered early on Sunday morning off South Shore by a team of coastguards, police and council workers.

The bodies were found in the wreckage, but the victims have not yet been officially named by police


User currently offlineBA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/6329105.stm

Link to the BBC website with a few pictures of the wreckage.

BA0284


User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2825 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

That's very sad news indeed. Thoughts to the families involved. I'm going to have to stop photographing at BLK, that's the second aircraft lost in the last 6 weeks that I have in my archive.

Darren  tombstone   tombstone 



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

I've just realised, I have a friend who flew OXF for EGTB yesterday afternoon on a light aircraft (not sure of specifics, but he's training).

This route wouldn't take him anywhere near here, would it?!

He's not picking up so I'm obviously slightly paranoid.


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2159 times:

Victims have just been names :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/6329637.stm

 tombstone 



One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2825 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2130 times:

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 11):
I've just realised, I have a friend who flew OXF for EGTB yesterday afternoon on a light aircraft (not sure of specifics, but he's training).

I beleive the aircraft left BLK early Saturday morning, destination Exeter acting as a crew ferry flight before returning to BLK in the afternoon (source Blackpool Spotters).

 tombstone   tombstone 


Darren



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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2825 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Blackpool Gazette report on the incident:

http://www.blackpooltoday.co.uk/View...spx?ArticleID=2024165&SectionID=62

Darren



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