Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Tony van Vliet » Fri May 03, 2019 2:13 pm

Shaunus wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:23 am
ACE MAN wrote:
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MLyons wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:14 am


Interesting Jim, thanks for the insight.
One learns little gems in between all the flack on this forum if one looks for them...…
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat May 04, 2019 8:05 pm

Article says the engine stalled :shock:
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Twee leef toe hul vliegtuig net ná opstyging val

Deur: Cara-Lee Dorfling
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Twee mans het ’n noue ontkoming gehad toe hul ligte vliegtuig sekondes nadat dit opgestyg het naby Oos-Londen neergestort het. Die Glasair II-S FT-tweesitplekvliegtuig was blykbaar skaars 15 m in die lug toe die enjin stol en die vliegtuig val.

Volgens Kabelo Ledwaba, woordvoerder van die burgerlugvaartowerheid (BLO), was die voorval Woensdag omstreeks 11:00 by die Wings Park-vliegveld buite Oos-Londen.
“Daar was twee mense in die vliegtuig en hulle is oomblikke ná die ongeluk deur paramedici behandel. Die vliegtuig is verwoes.”

Willie Pieterse, die vlieënier, en Paul Cormack, sy passasier, is in ’n hospitaal opgeneem.

Volgens Patrick Hill, ’n vriend van Pieterse, wat ook by Wings Park betrokke is, was die vliegtuig sowat 15 m in die lug en het teen tussen 96 km/h en 112 km/h gevlieg toe die enjin stol en die vliegtuig neus eerste grond toe val. Die neus het afgebreek.

“Albei is gelukkig dat hulle nie erger beseer is nie. Pieterse is by sy bewussyn en sterk goed aan. Cormack het ’n paar snye en wonde opgedoen.”

Volgens Hill is Pieterse een van die medestigters van Wings Park, wat bykans 12 jaar gelede op die been gebring is.
Ledwaba sê die ongeluk-en-insidentondersoekafdeling (AIID) ondersoek die oorsaak van die ongeluk.
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by jimdavis » Sat May 04, 2019 9:41 pm

Paulus, Google Translate is having fun with this one. I will colour in the real gems:

jim

Two men had a close escape when their light aircraft crashed seconds after it took off near East London. The Glasair II-S FT two-seater aircraft was apparently barely 15 meters in the air when the engine crashed and the aircraft fell.

Civil aviation authority spokesman Kabelo Ledwaba (CAA) said the incident was at about 11:00 on Wednesday at the Wings Park airport outside East London.
"There were two people on the plane and they were treated moments after the accident by paramedics. The plane was destroyed. "

Willie Pieterse, the pilot, and his passenger, Paul Cormack, were admitted to hospital.

Patrick Hill, a friend of Pieterse, who is also involved in Wings Park, said the plane was about 15m in the air and flown at between 96km / h and 112km / h when the engine solidified and the aircraft nose first fall to the ground. The nose broke down.

"Both are fortunate that they are not injured. Pieterse is conscious and strong. Cormack sustained some cuts and wounds. "

According to Hill, Pieterse is one of the co-founders of Wings Park, which was established almost 12 years ago.
Ledwaba says the accident and incident investigation division (AIID) is investigating the cause of the accident.
"Officials have already started collecting clues."
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat May 04, 2019 10:24 pm

Giggle translate comes up with some gems :lol:

No mention to date from the "locals" of any engine issues.
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Slipstream 1 » Sun May 05, 2019 7:46 am

Hi All,

To further avoid speculation,

The engine did not stall, The journalists may have miss interpreted the information once again.

It was a runway 27 departure and directional control seems to be the main cause. The aircraft was at flying speed when departing from the runway and then stalled into nearby bushes.

Please let this not scare anyone wanting to come visit Wings Park East London. The runway does have a gradient about midway however the small camber as mentioned before should not be anything to be concerned about.

Kind Regards
Mitchell Hill

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