Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

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Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

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Re: Float Plane Crash at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by Panama Jack » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:14 am

Not really a "crash". Looks to me like the pilot did a good job (and didn't get hurt) dealing with a bad situation.
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Re: Float Plane Crash at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by Heliian » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:39 am

Ya, the other 2 people in the other plane he collided with weren't so lucky. brutal.
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Re: Float Plane Crash at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by timel » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:05 am

Sad news...


Reminds me.
I was doing a local flight with a friend few days ago, and there is this guy on floats that cuts it right through the airport, right in our flight path at circuit altitude, without even speaking a word on radio in an MF area.

Just saying a little respect on regs and a bit of airmanship helps for safety.
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Re: Float Plane Crash at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by Checkgear77 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:31 am

Terrible news, my condolences to the families involved. It's a busy place and I've had my fair share of close calls around CYMM. I had a feeling something like this was going to happen there at some point. Very sad.
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by ScudRunner » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:01 pm

That went from a "well done, nice job getting her home" story to a very tragic one.

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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by DanWEC » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:28 pm

Tragic. My condolences to the occupants of the 172. Just awful. Does anyone know if was an instructor/student or one of their charters?
Flying in the area today everyone it seems is very vigilant on 126.7.
Rest in Peace.
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by ditar » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:37 pm

How sad and unfortunate. That entire area around YMM and the oil sands needs to be turned into a TCA. I recently had an RA descending through 10,000 feet with an aircraft that literally came out of nowhere as though they just turned on their transponder. We were making our traffic calls, this other airplane was not talking to anybody.
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by PostmasterGeneral » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:00 pm

ditar wrote:That entire area around YMM and the oil sands needs to be turned into a TCA.
This.. That entire oilsands area is busier than some terminal areas.
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by Vanguard » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:55 pm

Very sad. Instructor and student.


I know the instructor well....
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by Rookie50 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:39 pm

ditar wrote:How sad and unfortunate. That entire area around YMM and the oil sands needs to be turned into a TCA. I recently had an RA descending through 10,000 feet with an aircraft that literally came out of nowhere as though they just turned on their transponder. We were making our traffic calls, this other airplane was not talking to anybody.
It's not?? Really surprised.
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by Driving Rain » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:15 am

Hated fighting fire in that area especially when the vis went down. This will happen again if something isn't done!
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by MrWings » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:56 am

On top of the tragedy, the missing body makes it more unsettling.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/ ... -1.3125158
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by MrWings » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:08 pm

Remains have been reported to be found outside of debris field. OMG
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by newbiewings » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:38 pm

I've only found out today that the student pilot killed in the accident was my next-door neighbour.

I did not recognize his name, as I've always know him simply as MJ. I also didn't clue in when I read his parents were holding out hope of his survival because he knew how to jump from airplanes.

A former paratrooper with the Canadian Armed Forces, he was also a mechanic in Fort McMurray. His goal was to make his stake, and then return to Toronto to teach automotive shop in the High Schools.

That dream will never be realized. Many have been deprived the opportunity to learn from him.

I'm going to miss him. I think I'll have a beer tonight, and say Goodbye...
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by Johnny#5 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:23 pm

Fuckin brutal...ex-military paratrooper?? Damn, if anyone had a chance to get down from that it would have been that guy.

I'll have a beer too for someone who once served our country...RIP, and thanks.
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by johngalt » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:24 pm

Can anyone confirm if the guy who took that video got fired for releasing it on YouTube? That seems to be the hit rumour right now.
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Re: Float Plane Accident at Fort Mac (Video)

Post by Vanguard » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:57 pm

I don't see why he should get fired... where did freedom of speech go?
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