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Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!  
User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15135716

WOW

Very lucky that no one died in this.

From the news article, the plane took off from a nearby airfield, did not gain enough altitude, hit the ferries wheel that had 2 kids on it trapping them for 90 miniutes. It did not topple over, and everyone got off ok.

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User currently offlinePart147 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

Stunning! Incredible to see the 'frail' wheel structure withstood the impact, held the aircraft and remained 'strong enough' to maintain sufficient integrity during the rescue to stay in one piece!

Clips are appearing on youtube too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5spm-UH8DmY



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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2402 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Glad no one was injured.

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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

The article says ultralight, in which Australia isn't alone in calling it that. Here in the U.S., that particular model would be classified as a Sport class.

Anyhow. very lucky for all involved. Nothing was mentioned about the engines losing power, so perhaps it was overloaded?



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

In a different article, it is stated that the pilots apparently did'nt see the ferris wheel...

User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 4):
In a different article, it is stated that the pilots apparently did'nt see the ferris wheel...

I think they know it was there by now! We are a bit slow on the uptake down here yer know! And it is a long weeeeekennnddd.   


User currently offlineferminbrif From Venezuela, joined Dec 2010, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Here there´re are 3 more related links:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...rris-wheel-in-australia?email=html

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...ht-plane-crashes-into-ferris-wheel

http://www.smh.com.au/national/four-...o-ferris-wheel-20111001-1l2b9.html

So, I am wondering: Ultra Light Planes can fly everywhere they want without any kind of ATC?.
Thanks a lot

[Edited 2011-10-01 13:20:48]

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