planespotterx
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Microlight "crash Lands" Near Sellafield

Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:55 am

Caught this on Teletext this morning before leaving for work, a small microlight had to make a emergency landing in a field near Sellafield because fog was hampering the flight and they couldnt safely continue.
The 2 people on board made a decision to put-down in a field near to the Sellafield reactor and were unhurt in the landing.
One question, I thought the airspace around Sellafield was restricted, so how did a microlight manage to pass through this "zone" without alerting the military.
Its not the fall that kills u, its the sudden stop at the end..
 
geoffm
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RE: Microlight "crash Lands" Near Sellafield

Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:52 am

The 4th paragraph here might be of use: http://www.corecumbria.co.uk/newsapp...fings/briefsmain.asp?StrNewsID=148

Essentially, the mil could not get to the area in time even if they did spot it. Does a microlight even show up on radar?

Geoff M.
 
oldeuropean
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RE: Microlight "crash Lands" Near Sellafield

Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:09 am

After the events in Sellafield in the last weeks, wasn`t the largest danger for the pilots?
It`s terrible to survive an emergency landing in order to be radioactively contaminated.  Big grin

Axel
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