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Two men, aged 30 & 46 have been found deceased in their crashed aircraft in the Gold Coast hinterland. The aircraft, on a flight to Maroochydore, was expected to arrive at 5:30PM AEST.

 

When the aircraft failed to arrive as expected, a search was initiated, and the wreckage was found at about 8:30PM AEST, located in bushland along Commissioners Flat Road in Peachester.

 

https://www.9news.com.au/national/sunshine-coast-hinterland-plane-crash-two-dead-in-peachester/f99a46f5-b8ae-4a58-bcd5-919c3634b390

 

RIP to those who perished. This is happening too often, lately.

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The instructor was from my airfield well known and the student was from the Sunshine coast. The aircraft was a C150 from Sunshine Coast Aero Club. Both died on impact. No details yet that we know of other than that

 

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was listening /watching an  ABC report 5 min ago, the Aerobat. It is reported, no mayday call was heard. That's about the only interesting tidbit. just a tv report of course... ...

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7 hours ago, RFguy said:

was listening /watching an  ABC report 5 min ago, the Aerobat. It is reported, no mayday call was heard. That's about the only interesting tidbit. just a tv report of course... ...

It happens.

When we are going out training with an instructor and he says "Today we're going to do some forced landings" it's possible to do 4 or 5 perfect ones becaise our brain has been alerted and dragged up the checks and radio phrase.

 

I had an instructor who liked to push things to the edge pulling engine failures in the most unlikely places, and then it's not so easy. Once at 1000' he get me into a very awkward place to make a forced landing from and I really had to work hard to find a suitable paddock, and harder to get in position to use its length but I'd pulled it off.

 

 Suddenly he yelled "WE'RE GONNA DIE!, WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!! and nobody knows where we are!"

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My thoughts go out to family and friends. Instructors do the industry a great service and it a great loss when accidents like this happen.

 

Turbo, I guess we all have had odd moments with instructors. I was doing my NVFR training circuits at a country strip and very dark night when the instructor firstly noticed we were on fire (exhaust flame under aircraft) and after an emergency landing and a few more circuits he spotted an aircraft on a conflicting course (reflection of dome light in window not moving across screen). Both events required me to assess the situation and take action. The first was get on the ground ASAP as only he could see the flames from the exhaust and the second was to realise it was a reflection and continue to fly. It was good training.

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Was just having a chat to my mate a very experienced pilot who was a ga instructor  and 737 captain.

He reminded me of the incident he had with a student in a 150 Aerobat years ago, when the seat back failed in a manoeuvre.???

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If the seat fails, you pull back on the control yoke/stick, usually your feet are off the ground under the panel. nowhere near the pedals ?

 

Experience with a 182, i know what i am talking about and survived because the aircraft was in trim.  I then had to move to the other seat at about 300 feet to keep flying the plane cause the seat had come right out of its rails and was not moving back.  There is an ATSB report somewhere

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Sometime wonder IF a cockpit voice recorder is a good idea, may assist for investigations?

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13 minutes ago, FlyBoy1960 said:

If the seat fails, you pull back on the control yoke/stick, usually your feet are off the ground under the panel. nowhere near the pedals ?

 

Experience with a 182, i know what i am talking about and survived because the aircraft was in trim.  I then had to move to the other seat at about 300 feet to keep flying the plane cause the seat had come right out of its rails and was not moving back.  There is an ATSB report somewhere

I think he was referring to an earlier response FB

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19 hours ago, jackc said:

Sometime wonder IF a cockpit voice recorder is a good idea, may assist for investigations?

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