KiwiTEAL
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Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:07 pm

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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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:19 pm

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

J
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:25 pm

My thoughts and preyers are with the passengers, crew, and families of this disaster.
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:56 pm

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.
 
KiwiTEAL
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:40 pm

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
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:02 pm

What a sad news? I am deeply shocked

RIP
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:20 pm

Quoting KiwiTEAL (Reply 4):
3 of the fatalities

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

RIP
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:46 pm

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
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:13 pm

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.
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:00 am

Ironic that these guys were preparing to jump out of the thing.
 
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RE: Skydiving Plane Crash Near Brisbane

Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:31 am

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.

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