Ferry flight down near Makkovik

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Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by pelmet » Thu May 02, 2019 5:47 am

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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by Heliian » Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 am

"helicopter couldn't reach the site due to weather"

Sounds like they tried to push the weather, which in that part of the country can be quite bad.
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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by linecrew » Fri May 03, 2019 6:18 am

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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by pelmet » Fri May 03, 2019 10:00 am

Heliian wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 am
"helicopter couldn't reach the site due to weather"

Sounds like they tried to push the weather, which in that part of the country can be quite bad.
Meaningless statement. Ground weather frequently has nothing to do with the weather encountered in flight.
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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by pelmet » Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 am

N757NY, a privately operated Piper PA 46-350P aircraft, had departed from Goose Bay (CYYR),
NL on a VFR flight plan to Narsarsuaq (BGBW), Greenland with 2 pilots on board. At
approximately 0824 ADT, the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) detected an Emergency
Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal from the aircraft. It was determined that the aircraft had crashed
into a snow-covered hillside, approximately 31 nm north northeast of Rigolet, NL. Deteriorating
weather conditions at the time were less than adequate for air search and rescue resources. Both
occupants survived the initial impact, however, one individual later succumbed to their injuries. The
survivor was transported to Makkovik, NL via snowmobile until the weather became suitable for an
air transport to a hospital in Goose Bay. The individual sustained minor injuries, and was released
from the hospital the following day. The TSB is investigating.
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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by goingnowherefast » Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 pm

That area doesn't seem friendly to single engine piston airplanes, especially VFR.
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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by pelmet » Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 pm

Heliian wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 am
"helicopter couldn't reach the site due to weather"

Sounds like they tried to push the weather, which in that part of the country can be quite bad.
One should never assume...….And I assumed that an aircraft like a Malibu would be IFR which was wrong. I stand corrected.
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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by leftoftrack » Sun May 19, 2019 11:40 pm

weather was to bad to go IFR
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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by happy_flyer » Mon May 20, 2019 8:03 am

The guy who had bought the plane was a well known experienced guy here at my local GA airfield.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/loc ... air-crash/

Bit sad really.
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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

Post by albertdesalvo » Mon May 20, 2019 11:08 am

There is plenty of information about this unfortunate accident on a well known British aviation forum, including a first-person account from the surviving pilot (who is an active poster on said forum). Check the "Accidents & Close Calls" subforum.

The thread is easy to find; it was started on May 3rd by someone familiar to Avcanada readers.
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Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

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