Snowy Mountains Accident

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Twistgrip
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Snowy Mountains Accident

Postby Twistgrip » Mon Apr 4 2022, 21:20

https://amp.9news.com.au/article/78cd87e1-2c20-408e-ac16-c74e0523249b
Sadly two have passed away. Please be safe everyone.
RIP
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Re: Snowy Mountains Accident

Postby godfather007 » Tue Apr 5 2022, 09:56

Well said Twisty.
RIP.
My thoughts go out to the family, friends and those who know.
There is always an option.
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Re: Snowy Mountains Accident

Postby Thunderbird_1 » Wed Apr 6 2022, 11:44

There was an update on the 9 News tonight:

https://www.9news.com.au/national/fatal ... d3d42d0cc7

Very sad indeed. RIP.
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Re: Snowy Mountains Accident

Postby UnObvious » Wed Apr 6 2022, 13:37

Sad news.

I believe he purchased Richard Green's house/hangar in Terrey Hills following his crash a few years ago.

News reports are often wrong in early days following an incident, but I find their words eerily familiar regarding what may have occurred on the day. Landing once due to weather and then taking off again on a fatal flight.

Who knows what happened, but let's all keep it safe out there, no one has anything to prove flying in garbage weather.
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Re: Snowy Mountains Accident

Postby skypig » Wed Apr 6 2022, 22:26

Taking Off again and crashing in bad weather after successfully “out landing” is needless tragedy.

Be aware that sitting on the ground the vis often seems better than it looks at 100’ and 40kts.

My advice: If you land due weather, don’t take off again unless the weather has significantly (and noticeably) improved. (EG “I couldn’t see the top of that hill when we landed”)

Planning for this eventuality, and having on board at least water, (and a raincoat?) is a good idea.
I knew a guy who used to carry a tiny tent with this in mind. In an R22!
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Re: Snowy Mountains Accident

Postby dole time » Fri Apr 8 2022, 03:13

Can someone tell me if this is actually a red L3 and the owner/pilots initials are the same as the Rego? My nets being s#!t
Just waiting for dole time.
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Re: Snowy Mountains Accident

Postby Twistgrip » Fri Apr 8 2022, 03:20

dole time wrote:Can someone tell me if this is actually a red L3 and the owner/pilots initials are the same as the Rego? My nets being s#!t


Its an L4, VH-PRW
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Re: Snowy Mountains Accident

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