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Old 05-21-2007, 12:00 AM
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Hi all

I have attached a photo of a BD 5 crashlanding on Sunday at Norham , in western Australia. What happens next is truely amazing and a measure of what aviators and their spectators are about. I will post the next photo with another entry as I fear it might be too large

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:04 AM
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This is what happened next. Great to know how unselfish people can be and, with no regard to their own safety, help others

Wonderful stuff

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:21 AM
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Here's the picture that's in the .DOC, for everyone w/o MS-Word installed (or folks with well developed techniques for avoiding getting Macro viruses)

http://hallert.net/images/bd5-crash.JPG
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:25 AM
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A little help with the pictures.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:03 AM
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Truly the worst, sometimes brings forth the best in people.

Thanks for posting this. Its something you can hold up to your kids as real life examples of what one teaches them as 'normal' reactionary behavior.

Clearly heroic behavior in light of the massive amounts of vapor surrounding or about to surround all involved.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:29 AM
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amazing, but why and how did it start to burn ? looks like grass where he's on there ...
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Some local news links that might have been easier to search for if you look for Northam rather than Norham The first has more pictures. The second some startling inaccuracies in the best international tradition of reporting aviation stacks... Both contain irritating advertising.

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.as...ontentID=29246

http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.a...oryName=383870

First reg in 2004. One article says it had a V8, the register says 1.2l Honda. The same article says it is an ultralight, the register does not agree. The register says a metal prop, the picture looks like timber.
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...how did it start to burn?
One report says it hit the ground HARD & looks like it hit gear up.

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:01 AM
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Hi all

I had to load the photos fast this morning as I was late for a plane. It was reported last night as an ultralight but of course it is not the case in the true sense of the word. However at a weight of 560 kg.... Clearly a V8 is not installed. probably something between 80- 150 hp. I just had to show you this as the guys pulling him out of the plane suffered some burns. They could not have known that it would not explode. The plane took off in tandem a half a minute previously and then, seemingly due to a loss of power, plunged to the ground. I assume it skidded on impact to where it came to a standstill. I do not know whether it burst into flames where it stopped or upon impact. The pilot was flown to a hospital in Perth.

Thanks for translating my photos into a usable format to e viewed by all.

Hennie

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Some local news links that might have been easier to search for if you look for Northam rather than Norham The first has more pictures. The second some startling inaccuracies in the best international tradition of reporting aviation stacks... Both contain irritating advertising.

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.as...ontentID=29246

http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.a...oryName=383870
The AAP article reads like it was written by a juvenile....
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:47 AM
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Aero-News Network always does a good job of reporting.

http://www.aero-news.net/news/sport....0b0b&Dynamic=1
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:59 PM
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Aero-News Network always does a good job of reporting.

http://www.aero-news.net/news/sport....0b0b&Dynamic=1
I agree. That article was simple and, as far as I can tell, accurate. I wonder why some media have a difficult time writing simple reports of incidents that involve aviation or other types of incidents for that matter.

But I digress. The real story here is spelled out in the picture of the folks standing in flames to help someone out.
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