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Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!  
User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2826 times:



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, 552 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2759 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

It's better to ask a stupid question during training, rather than make a REALLY stupid mistake later on!
User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2501 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Glad no one was injured.

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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6126 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2495 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, 4188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2418 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 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2397 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 5 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Here there´re are 3 more related links:




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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