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Two dead in gyrocopter crash near Orange 31/10/18


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Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed in Orange about midday on Wednesday.

 

Emergency services were called to a paddock on Forest Road in Spring Hill, 13 kilometres south-east of Orange, just after noon to reports that a light aircraft had crashed and caught fire.

 

A police spokesman said two people on board the aircraft, reportedly a gyrocopter, died in the crash.

 

 

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And another one today with another 2 deceased. Very sad day. RIP...

 

Two men have died after another light aircraft crash in NSW on Wednesday.

 

Emergency services were called to a property on the Silver City Highway, about 50 kilometres north of Wentworth, near the Murray River, after reports of a light aircraft crash about 3.30pm.

 

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And another one today with another 2 deceased. Very sad day. RIP...Two men have died after another light aircraft crash in NSW on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to a property on the Silver City Highway, about 50 kilometres north of Wentworth, near the Murray River, after reports of a light aircraft crash about 3.30pm.

 

SMH Article

That is terrible to hear DrZoos,

Another 2 gone today along with the gyro guys, very sad day for all families and friends of our lost brothers.

 

 

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Sad to hear this news. Chris Lord and flying companion were lost in a fatal gyro crash, Florida.

 

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Tony Sweet He told me a story of him flying back from the west coast in his Gyro. It was really hot out so to get out of the heat he climbed. He asked for flight following and he said ATC came back and asked you are flying what and how high are you and why. He said 9000' to get out of the heat in a Gyro. ATC never said another thing.

 

Franco... I apologise if this is inappropriate to this thread.

 

 

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One if those killed in the gyro was a personal friend and aviation colleague. RIP my friend, you will be missed.

Very sorry to hear Dieselten, nothing worse than someone you know.

Take care Alf

 

 

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Latest reports say the crash about 50 km north of Wentworth involved a Eurofox.

This was obviously a very heavy impact. Condolences to the families of the two occupants. Very sad.Wreckage2.jpeg.3cd4227025bd3ec86d7c9469268ba030.jpeg

 

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According to reports of ATSB assistance for the ASRA investigation of the gyro accident, it was a separation of the upper part of the mast from the gyro. (The gyro in question was fitted with the folding-mast option.)

 

The instructor who lost his life was 60-year old Mike Waldon, from Kiama. Mike was a friend and colleague, a very good instructor and meticulous about pre-flight inspections. I miss his humour, professionalism and determination. He was one of a kind. Condolences to his family, especially Caitlin and Alexia.

 

 

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