Jump to content

Pilot arrested over missing Vic campers


Recommended Posts

Yahoo News.  Tue, 23 November 2021, 10:12 am 


Specialist police were helicoptered into a remote campsite during a dramatic arrest of a man wanted over the disappearance of two campers in Victoria's rugged high country.

 

Police, on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed a 55-year-old Caroline Springs man was arrested at a campsite in Arbuckle Junction on Monday night.

 

He remains in custody.

 

Channel 7 News reported that the man is a Jetstar pilot.

 

That campsite is 60 kilometres south of Wonnangatte Valley where Carol Clay,73, and Russell Hill, 74, went missing 20 months ago.

 

The pair were last heard from on March 20, 2020, while camping in the area in the Victorian Alps.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 60
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I ordered a headset from Melbourne and it arrived at my little rural nsw town store/post office 4 days later. I would call that outstanding. I also watch the ABC. Life is good. 

how could anyone watch TV (if you had to) ...................... and it was not the ABC   we in Oz are lucky to have an organisation like ABC - essentially tax payer funded and not influence

...and logic, medical professionals and science in general, according to your posts.  Kind of seeing a pattern here.

I agree with flyboy. Why did he do it? What had been done to him?

Personally, I was surprised that he was an airline pilot cos I sort of assumed that they had to be basically sane.

  • Haha 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

The DAME has the job of deciding whether the licence holder has mental Issues. Others observing "questionable" behaviour might be included in unsafe and threat to Aviation safety aspects and a duty to report.  Many people in all sorts of jobs could become sufferers from a mental illness/depression etc. Over the years I've seen a few "crack' and drop out, and there's plenty with alcohol issues. Nev.

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1
  • Informative 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, Bruce Tuncks said:

Personally, I was surprised that he was an airline pilot cos I sort of assumed that they had to be basically sane.

Well he did fly for JetStar...And if you believe the commentary on Pprune, that's after leaving Qantas.

For those looking for the "other" thread, Google currently has a cached version available HERE. No idea how long it'll stay live for.

Edited by KRviator
Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't wait for the more salacious details of this blokes history to come out. Like, he not only worked for Jetstar, but he was an obsessive gun-fondler as well! I'm sure the media and internet keyboard sleuths will make up the missing sections of the story, as they go!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I know you ae all enjoying this BUT what has his occupation got to do with anything in this matter? Further he has not been convicted of the possible crime. Possible because no bodied have been found or evince of an actual crime other than a burnt camp site. Could have been a murder suicide/suicide pact or as you are all alluding, third part involvement. My guess  - no aviation connection here.

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

According to channel 10 news the “police swooped on the pilot”. Don’t you love it?

I wonder if they will work “Cessna” into it some how?

Ken

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, Kenlsa said:

I wonder if they will work “Cessna” into it some how

Nah - it was the police chopper.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, cooperplace said:

I couldn't see anything on pprune on this. Have they deleted the thread or am I going blind?

 

They have worked out what does it now, I don't mind wearing the glasses it's shaving palms I don't like 🤓

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Deleted. Hence the Google cache link above.

And now he's been charged with murder. Wonder if there'll be any questions directed at the DAME who did his last Class 1??

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The link to the pprune thread is below. Now that Greg Lynn has been charged with two murders, the subject is sub judice, so better to leave things to play out in the courts.

 

You can be assured the police have a very substantial amount of evidence against him, that will all be revealed in the fullness of time.

 

https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/643874-jet-star-vacancy.html

Link to post
Share on other sites

The blokes lawyer will seize on the link you provided and use it as evidence that his client can’t get a fair trial in Victoria. Please remove the link. Now that he has been charged the matter is now sub ju dice as you have pointed out.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The link is freely available via a Google search using the pilots name and pprune as search words. I can't remove the link, it can no longer be edited.

The evidence the police have gathered over the last nearly 18mths will almost certainly overwhelm his alibis and lawyers arguments.

Victoria Police are obviously extremely confident that they have a good case, and their investigative work has been outstanding.

The presiding judge will advise any jury to ignore anything they've read or seen on the internet, and to simply deal with the facts as presented.

And if he tries to get clever and demand a trial by judge alone, the judge selected will automatically ignore anything he's read or seen on the media or internet, and deal only with the facts before him. 

 

Edited by onetrack
  • Agree 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish that your opinion of judges was true, Onetrack. Alas, bitter experience has shown me otherwise.

Hopefully, they will wheel out one of the better judges for this case.

  • Informative 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The publicly available stuff is OK, it was the private stuff relating to Jetstar and other stuff not in the public domain (yet) that may be deemed prejudicial.

  • Informative 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The fact that he was a Jetstar pilot has been public knowledge (press, TV) since he was arrested. That he was stood down has been public knowledge for 2 - 3 days.

Link to post
Share on other sites

you have to be a pilot or an uber driver to get branded with a profession. I agree if he was something else like a lawnmower man you wouldn't get the same publicity or response from the public

  • Agree 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Pilot's like to be special don't they?  The good ones are just ordinary people. Plenty of other occupations are mentioned in such matters. You ARE what you DO  as far as a lot of people see it.  Nev

  • Like 1
  • Agree 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...