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Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!

Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:22 am

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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RE: Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!

Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:36 am

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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RE: Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!

Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:51 am

Glad no one was injured.

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RE: Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!

Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:07 pm

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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RE: Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!

Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:44 pm

In a different article, it is stated that the pilots apparently did'nt see the ferris wheel...
 
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RE: Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!

Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:50 pm

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.   
 
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RE: Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia!

Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:14 pm

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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