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Aircraft missing in Mozambique

Unread post by ZS1I » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:24 pm

Anyone have info about an aircraft overdue on a flight from Malawi to Lanseria via Mozambique? I have no further details.
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Re: Aircraft overdue on a flight from Malawi to Lanseria?

Unread post by Fat Frank » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:36 pm

Wow, hope your sources are incorrect...best of luck to them.
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Re: Aircraft overdue on a flight from Malawi to Lanseria?

Unread post by Survey pilot » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:59 pm

I flew back from Beira today and JhB asked to listen out on 121.5 for ZS JPG. They said it had been missing a day. That's all I know
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Re: Aircraft overdue on a flight from Malawi to Lanseria?

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Aircraft missing in Mozambique

Unread post by 87Juliet » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:59 am

Santjie posted on FB wishing SAR crews well on their search. Post indicated emergency comms active.

Report on FA says its a Baron 58.

Anything more?
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Warlock » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:14 am

SnR are searching an area west of Beira aircraft reported 1 engine failure on Sunday evening and they were going to divert to Beira
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by jimdavis » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:37 am

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Unread post by Ray W » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:50 am

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Unread post by Rotor kop » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:50 am

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With one engine out i do not see WWW having any/very little effect on the outcome? Is this a "programmed" question that is asked even when a tyre blows on landing or take off Uncle Jim :wink:
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by MicroFlyer » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:53 am

One engine in IMC is likely to be a greater challenge than in VMC/CAVOK? Or am I missing the point?
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by jimdavis » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:01 pm

Rotor kop wrote:
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With one engine out i do not see WWW having any/very little effect on the outcome? Is this a "programmed" question that is asked even when a tyre blows on landing or take off Uncle Jim :wink:
Not at all, Rotors. Unless the weather and wind are perfect they are likely to influence any accident.

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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Fat Frank » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:33 pm

702 reports CAA "searching", still no info?
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Unread post by IanStevens » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:38 pm

Know the pilots and wish them strongs. Praying for a positive outcome.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Zollie » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:19 pm

Confirmed ZS-JPG. Missing since Sunday.
Latest update is that a local villager saw a low flying aircraft on Sunday afternoon over the search area.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Mike Wissing » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:19 pm

Any news?
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