Recovery Of Eddie Goggins Plane From The Sea

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Recovery Of Eddie Goggins Plane From The Sea

Post by Brian McGrath » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:17 pm

Hi Guys

Came across these photos of the recovery of Eddie Goggins plane from the sea off Malta. When you look at them and see how damaged the plane is thank god he was not in it.



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Post by GJOYT » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:50 pm

Do you know now what exactly will happen to the plane?? Its obviously going to be examined by their aviation authority or air accident branch but will it be scrapped after that??

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Post by Brian McGrath » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:17 pm

Would not have an idea what will happen to it, probably scrapped but I am sure someone else on this forum may know what will happen to it.

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Post by alphaLaura » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:42 am

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Post by OW wright » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:12 pm

what damage was done at the time of the collision to e. goggins plane?

it looked from the tv pictures that there was very little damge done to e. goggins plane ,seems his plane faired the best in the collision ,although there did seem to be damage to the inboard trailing edge of the wing.

could he have flown back to an airport and landed the plane safely?

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Post by alphaLaura » Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:59 pm

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Post by Nanolight » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:54 pm

How exactly does one bail out of the likes on an Extra?

Do you actually have to undo all your straps and climb out onto the wing, or is there some sort of quick release ejector seat (well not that obviously) but allows you to get out in a hurry?
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Post by alphaLaura » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:11 pm

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Post by EIDEL » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:54 pm

From the look of things this plane will never fly again everything is really bent bashed and buckled. and seawater is not the kindliest of medium for alluminium , engines. instruments .Not the best of things to happen. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Pilot Varga

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Post by Nanolight » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:59 pm

I thought the 200 was a composite airframe?

Yeah, the thing's a write off by the looks of it.
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Post by EIDEL » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:08 pm

Wonder if it will be a complete loss or will the ins co pay up

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Post by alphaLaura » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:12 pm

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Post by Nanolight » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:14 pm

Laura, you are a wealth of information!

Tell me this and tell me no more. Do aerobatic pilots do much parachute training?
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Post by EIDEL » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:16 pm

8) Put me down for a carbonfibre engine

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Post by Flyer1 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:48 pm

oooh, this one wont be fixed by the ole duck tape and chewing gum.

Can't imagine aeros pilots doing much parachute training although I suppose it's nothing a few jumps with the professionals wouldn't sort out. When I was flying the Extra 300 we were told to somehow climb onto the wing and then roll off it and try not to the let the aeroplane hit you. I never got to do my free parachute jump in the end though :( .

Although personally, there's no chance i'd have been able to get out as quickly as eddie did. Kudos for that.

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