Aircraft missing in Mozambique

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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:54 pm

its been a 2 days now now already, hoping above hope that these people are found alive and well.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by jimdavis » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:58 pm

Before it's too long ago - can anyone remember what the weather was doing? www?

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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Lood » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 pm

Any chance that the airplane could not have been fitted with an ELT :?:
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by WagAero » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:41 am

Heard S & R active in the north west Beira area. Was hoping for some good news by now.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Grant Umpleby » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:50 am

MicroFlyer wrote:One engine in IMC is likely to be a greater challenge than in VMC/CAVOK? Or am I missing the point?
Not at all. same applies to night flight
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by pierre gouws » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:53 am

Wx was as follows Jim: 160/10-15k 28'C sky clear QNH 1014. Vis greater than 10km.

No ELT
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Mike Wissing » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:05 am

Shoot...no ELT. That make SAR more difficult.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by GL » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:24 am

Mike Wissing wrote:Shoot...no ELT. That make SAR more difficult.
In fact an ELT should take the search out of S&R - just go straight to the spot - imagine how easy that is.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by SandPiper » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:36 am

It's about time that the SACAA makes the 406 ELT compulsory as per ICAO recommendation. In Namibia we all complied, nobody objected or tried to trade safety with the costs involved.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by jimdavis » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:44 am

pierre gouws wrote:Wx was as follows Jim: 160/10-15k 28'C sky clear QNH 1014. Vis greater than 10km.

No ELT
Thanks Pierre.

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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Celtic flier » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:46 am

Agreed ELT should be mandatory. S&R based on a filed flight plan in this day and age is ridiculous even with good radar coverage.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by Lood » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:55 am

Well, I'm guilty of not having an ELT in my airplane, but I doubt whether I would risk flying over the border without one.
Hoping for the best here.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by jimdavis » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:04 am

Warlock wrote:SnR are searching an area west of Beira aircraft reported 1 engine failure on Sunday evening and they were going to divert to Beira
I wonder if 'evening ' means night.

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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by MicroFlyer » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:07 am

Grant Umpleby wrote:
MicroFlyer wrote:One engine in IMC is likely to be a greater challenge than in VMC/CAVOK? Or am I missing the point?
Not at all. same applies to night flight
And what if you can't maintain altitude on one engine in IMC? Does that make it any more challenging? Not twin rated, so just asking.
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Re: Aircraft missing on Mozambique

Unread post by pierre gouws » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:24 am

Routing Lilongwe Lanseria, reported Tete at 0732, eta Lakla 0844. At 0840 Ethiad relayed message to Beira that JPG lost left engine diverting to Beira eta 0954. No further comms.

Monday afternoon King air searched the area R310-360, 90-140 nm VBR. Joined tuesday by anothet King air, PC12, two SAAF C208 and TP dak.

This might help to stop speculation regarding the event.

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