Another light aircraft missing

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Another light aircraft missing

Post by mr crow » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:42 pm

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Post by N714GZ » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:57 am

Any news on this? I've done that crossing over to Gloucester and back in a twin on two occasions.

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Post by bean_ian » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:56 am

reported on the news as a PA28 with 4 POB.
RTE article here http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1026/missing.html

Lets hope it doesnt turn out as bad as it looks right now.
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Post by jonkil » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:25 am

Terrible weather yesterday,
Pray all concerned is OK.

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Post by Bump » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:07 am

Just heard on the radio that wreckage has been found near the Wicklow Gap. :( let's hope for a miracle.

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Post by mr crow » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:15 am

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Post by Whisky Tango » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:44 pm

Four bodies were recovered from the PA28 wreckage today between Hollywood and Donard, a father, mother, teenage son and his friend. The pilot was said to be highly experienced.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1026/missing.html

Tragic story, not sure why they tried the trip at all, the weather yesterday down there was complete muck.

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Post by 121 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:35 pm

just heard this terrible news my condolences to all concerned just found some photos of accident site
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/arti ... ntain.html

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Post by wolfie » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:15 pm

My prayers and condolences to all involved and their families, a very sad event.

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Post by Cosmic » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:37 am

The picture in the Indo shows a relatively intact aircraft. To my mind that doesn't fit the typical destruction state of a CFIT accident. Coupled to the fact that the Pilot closed his flight plan it may be an unexpected finding in the accident report.

Does anyone know if it was an IFR or VFR flight plan?
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Post by DonalMW » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:05 am

IFR to Kilrush ? ?

Really sad accident, (Aren't they all tho)

My condolences to all affected by this tragic loss....

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Post by Cosmic » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:38 am

Yes. One can be on an IFR FPL to any airfield or landing site.
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Post by Bearcat » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:42 am

the winds were gusting upto 40kts at the time and the winds at altitude circa 5000feet were in the order of 60kts. Plane may have been visual with terrain but I suspect savage downdraughts over the hills may be a contributary factor. Even if they got to kilrush i suspect landing on 19 would have proved very difficult. I think the wind at eidw at the time was 210/22G40.
I was driving in the vicinity of the avoca that day and all i can say is the weather was appalling and forecast to be so 24hrs prior. One has to ask, why in gods name would one fly into such forecast and actual conditions ? 24 hrs later , blue skies and perfect conditions. very very sad with the loss of the mans wife, kid and a the kids friend....

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Post by DonalMW » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:10 am

Ahh, ok, I assumed IFR flights had to be conducted in controlled airspacee, and I'm pretty sure Kilrush is just outside controlled airspace.
I'm a VFR pilot.......
(I don't mean to hijack the thread but wanted to clarify my position, I wasn't trying to be "smart" or a "Mr Know All")

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Post by KeithT » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:25 am

Another very sad and tragic accident that may or may not have been avoided.
Without resorting to speculation regarding the commander of the ill fated flight's decision to go I think we can all take something from this accident even at this early stage with regards to decision making on the ground and in the air :idea:

RIP, and condolences to all involved.

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