Lockhart River.........10 years on

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Lockhart River.........10 years on

Postby up-into-the-air » Tue May 5 2015, 12:27

Shane Urquhart, the father of one of the 15 victims talked on ABC - 612 tonight. It is worthwhile listening to the background of the accident, the effects and the effect of the regulator.

http://vocasupport.com/lockhart-river-shane-urqhart-talks-to-abc-612-in-brisbane/

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Re: Lockhart River.........10 years on

Postby flyboy111111 » Tue May 5 2015, 22:36

Still a lot to be learnt here for all GA operators.
It was a series of errors by a well known operator whom was notorious for short cuts and an bunch of bumbling CASA oxygen wasters
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Re: Lockhart River.........10 years on

Postby nzflyer » Wed May 6 2015, 03:31

The scary thing is he is an operator still after more crashes in the Torres since then. Eastair is his latest name and Torres air
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Re: Lockhart River.........10 years on

Postby FerrariFlyer » Wed May 6 2015, 04:24

Sadly, the more things change the more things stay the same.
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Re: Lockhart River.........10 years on

Postby flyboy111111 » Wed May 6 2015, 06:27

Let's not forget that the system allows him to operate.
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Re: Lockhart River.........10 years on

Postby Evil Twin » Wed May 6 2015, 06:42

This kind of thing is what I really struggle to understand with the regulator. Now I know nothing of this particular operator however, CASA are unable to fix a problem right under their nose in public view yet they are trying to "fix" aviation by pushing I'll thought out, incomplete regulations. It is beyond belief.
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Re: Lockhart River.........10 years on

Postby nzflyer » Wed May 6 2015, 20:33

It's like Hemple, everyone in the industry knew he was flying without a medical and conducting joy flights so why didn't Casa?

Torres air only 3 or so weeks ago had a strike with a plane load go through the trees at Badu island luck no one was killed but couldn't have been worse very easily. He is a known crook so why do they allow him to be involved.

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