Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

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Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by dieselbro » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:49 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... crash.html

Just at work and people were heading outside to take a look. From what I have heard it seems like it hit the northbound lane and came to rest on the southbound lane of Russ Baker Way right before the fence then caught fire.

My wishes to all that are involved. Just when I thought this bad year of accidents might be coming to an end :(

EDIT - http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loca ... lumbiaHome
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by boeingboy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Anyone other than Pasco fly a 200 with pass? Don't think it would be a medivac with 8 people.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by Beaver2509 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Not confirmed but Flightaware has a King Air 100 operated by Northern Thurnderbird which looks like it turned around on the way to Kelowna.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by SkyWolfe » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:01 pm

Hope everyone is okay...
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by boeingboy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:11 pm

Just talked to my flight crews that just returned. Said it looks like NT air and they crashed about 300 yards from the Million air ramp (basicly the thresh hold of 26L) and just left of centerline. Sounds like it's inside the airport fence and just missed Helijet.

Says it looks bad and says it's doubtful anyone made it.
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Post by cyeg66 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:14 pm

Looking at a few of the available pics just a couple moments ago. Looks pretty bad i.e. if someone survived that, I'll be surprised. :(
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by boeingboy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:16 pm

Just got this from News1130

"Steve called News1130 says he was one of the first on scene and broke open the door to the plane. "We pulled 6 out of the 7 passengers out. The fire department showed up, they're working on getting the pilot out now."
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by 200hr Wonder » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:22 pm

Just released on CTV Northern Thunderbird Flight 204 YVR -> YLW returned to YVR shortly after take off

See Radar Track:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NTA2 ... /CYVR/CYLW


Aircraft Involved is a King Air 100 C-GXRX

6 of 7 souls have been transported to hospital and they are currently working to extract the 7th soul. News chopper photos appear to be the fire fighters working near the cockpit.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by FastFlyBy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:29 pm

http://www.news1130.com/news/local/arti ... d-near-yvr

Eyewitness audio just under the photo on the left.

Glad to hear that everyone is okay. I guess I'll be heading home through Richmond.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by boeingboy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:20 pm

The news just reported that BC Ambulance has confirmed they transported 5 people in critical condition to VGH and 4 people with minor injuries to Richmond hospital.

Don't know if they are all passengers or not - but it sounds like bystanders were jumping into the burning plane to pull people out. Would not be surprised if they got some minor injuries.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by ScudRunner » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:26 pm

http://www.liveatc.net/archive.php


Here is the link to the live ATC archive feed at YVR. Select YVR -Oct-27-2300Z

At 7:45 they check on and declines emergency vehicles. At the 9:00 mark cleared to land (last transmission) the crew seams calm / routine..
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by wallypilot » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:20 pm

This has been the worst year on record for these things hitting close to home for me. I hope all are okay...
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by AUGER9 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:44 pm

Vancouver Sun reporting eleven injured; 3 with severe burns, which includes both pilots.

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainme ... story.html
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Post by Brize » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:40 pm

I found these photos via http://www.pacificairphoto.com/

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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by RVgrin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:59 pm

Some other great pictures here: http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/gallery/html/bc ... oto_0.html

On a personal note, I flew over the top of YVR less than half an hour before the crash. Just prior to then, over the Burrard Inlet, I heard the accident aircraft talking to Vancouver Terminal. My passenger and I discussed its call-sign ("Thunderbird..." something), wondering if a flight of US Airforce airshow fighters were in the area.

It was a beautiful afternoon, and the air was smooth.

Hope everyone recovers quickly.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by TA/RA » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:09 pm

I don't think the term "great pictures" is really appropriate at this point. With all due respect.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by cncpc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:15 pm

Is it just me, or is there something not right about the left engine and the completely sheared prop shaft. Just nothing there. The other prop was developing a fair bit of power at impact, so if this was an engine out, why is the entire prop missing from the left side, which you'd assume was feathered in a single engine approach?

Anyways, happy to hear it wasn't worse.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by 1&2SpooledUp » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:22 pm

Quote from the Vancouver Sun

"McBratney also said the plane took out a light standard and part of a concrete median, losing its propeller along the way".
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by RVgrin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:51 pm

TA/RA wrote:I don't think the term "great pictures" is really appropriate at this point. With all due respect.


Sorry if I seemed insensitive. The referenced pictures (of this sad event) were of high quality. That's all I meant.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by cncpc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:53 pm

1&2SpooledUp wrote:Quote from the Vancouver Sun

"McBratney also said the plane took out a light standard and part of a concrete median, losing its propeller along the way".
Ok, thanks for the explanation.

Full credit to the rescue crews and the public who assisted. Whatever adjective you use to describe the pictures, it shows the difficult circumstances these great folks faced in dealing with this event. I'm sure there are people alive because of them.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by boeingboy » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:12 am

Eyewitness on the news tonight - who apparently works at the airport - said he was watching it land when it suddenly knife edged to the left.

By the calm nature of the crew in ATC calls and lack of an emergency decleration - I would assume that whatever happened - happened suddenly. With the very low altitude, they had little chance to recover. The above statement fronm an eyewitness would seem to suppport that theory.

Let's hope everyone pulls through.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by ditshisturber » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:39 am

TA/RA wrote:I don't think the term "great pictures" is really appropriate at this point. With all due respect.
I'll agree, however these stills are quite intense and gripping.
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by Gogona » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:42 am

TA/RA wrote:I don't think the term "great pictures" is really appropriate at this point. With all due respect.
You rather take a look at the column, where the article above is placed! I mean this one - http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainme ... story.html
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Re: Small Aircraft Crash CYVR

Post by ZBBYLW » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:23 am

Quote from the Vancouver Sun "“Directly ahead of me in the sky I saw the plane bank really hard to its left, and then immediately to its right, as if it were out of control,” he said"

Does anyone know if they were following an aircraft into YVR, if so how far behind? They seemed calm, it sounded like they had what ever they were dealing with under control.
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