Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

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Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Anton Nel » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:15 pm

I got some unconfirmed reports of a Bushbaby that had a misfortune at Petit. Apparently all okay.
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:48 pm

We flew over it on returning to Petit. Nosed over in the plowed field to the east of 03. Pilot & pax been for a check up.
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:11 pm

....Hugo, Stefan kom in, julle ok???
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Dobbs » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:15 pm

They are fine, CAA notified, so probably still busy with recovery and paperwork etc.
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Anton Nel » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:43 pm

Dobbs wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:15 pm
They are fine, ....
Glad all is okay.
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:46 pm

Which Bushbaby was it ?
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by jimdavis » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:53 pm

Why did they put down in a ploughed field?

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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Dobbs » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:07 pm

Jim, unless you know more than you are letting on, was there an alternative to the ploughed field?🤔
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:23 pm

Dobbs wrote:
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Jim, unless you know more than you are letting on, was there an alternative to the ploughed field?🤔
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He was 200 meters from 03.
I would consider carb ice as a factor if the engine has a carb.
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Dobbs » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:30 pm

Thank U D, The first thought that crossed my mind - had he tried to make the runway, would he have been stretching the glide with a possible worse outcome.
Edit - was not a VW it was a UL260
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by jimdavis » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:09 pm

Dobbs wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:07 pm
Jim, unless you know more than you are letting on, was there an alternative to the ploughed field?🤔
Ha ha ha, Dobbs, I think you are the one with the inside knowledge. Who said he had an engine failure? :lol:

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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Induna » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:14 pm

Dobbs wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Thank U D, The first thought that crossed my mind - had he tried to make the runway, would he have been stretching the glide with a possible worse outcome.
Edit - was not a VW it was a UL260
The UL is fuel injected, so no carb ice then.
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by bobthebuilder » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:15 pm

You don't have too many options but ploughed, or corn fields around Petit, depending on the time of the year. You have more forced lob options available at Petit than you would at, say Rand or Brakpan. It's definitely not an unsafe environment.
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Dobbs » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:50 pm

Stefan from Bushbaby has provided some info on the accident / incident, and confirmed that it was engine failure. Probably too early for anything definitive, but nothing obvious.
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Re: Bushbaby Down at Petit - 2019-01-27

Unread post by Rotor kop » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:26 pm

bobthebuilder wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:15 pm
You don't have too many options but ploughed, or corn fields around Petit, depending on the time of the year. You have more forced lob options available at Petit than you would at, say Rand or Brakpan. It's definitely not an unsafe environment.
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