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Trouble at Prestwick

Postby 15m unflapped » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:52 am

One of my club-mates works there, and has just posted a couple of photos of blown-over planes on our club forum. Shows how futile a block of concrete tied to the wings is in serious winds.

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Postby dont overfill » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:29 pm

Oh dear, Only two tied down outside at Perth. Hope they are OK. Probably several at Dundee.
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Re: Trouble at Prestwick

Postby Dave Phillips » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:47 pm

Looks like a 152 on its back at Enniskillen

http://www.enniskillen-airport.co.uk/web_cam.html
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Postby Jim Jones » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:35 pm

Dave Phillips wrote:Looks like a 152 on its back at Enniskillen

http://www.enniskillen-airport.co.uk/web_cam.html



Oh dear, that's awful. :(
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Re: Trouble at Prestwick

Postby johnm » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:43 pm

Ouch! I've never used blocks but I suspect ground anchors would be at risk in these conditions if only screwed into earth.
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Re: Trouble at Prestwick

Postby Paul_Sengupta » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:47 pm

Received a report of a Chipmunk blown over at Prestwick which collided with a 150 and a fence in the process.

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Postby Auster wobbler » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:06 pm

At work this morning in North Northamptonshire we have 2 40ft shipping containers one on top of the other empty and the wind blew the top one off !!!

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Damage At Redhill

Postby Satcop » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:08 pm

This C150 was damaged when the wind overturned it, pulling the tie downs out of the sodden ground.
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Postby 602fan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:30 pm

Chipmunk and 150 on their backs. 172 crushed wingtip. Bulldog minus a rudder. Bolkow Junior with flaps and ailerons at jaunty angles. Spoke with Coastguard chap who'd come in from Stornoway in an S92 - said they were covering for the Navy Seakings who couldn't engage rotors due to wind strength. Glasgow Atis gave 56G81kt at around 0800 this morning.

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Postby 4_blues » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:45 pm

Dave Phillips wrote:Looks like a 152 on its back at Enniskillen

http://www.enniskillen-airport.co.uk/web_cam.html


Its a privately owned C172. Fortunately all TAFC aircraft are always hangared and are ok.

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Postby Vince C » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:02 pm

A Chippy damaged! Oh no!

Saw some interesting go-arounds at MAN today. One Ryanair took 3 attempts to get in - that'll please Michael!
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Postby 602fan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:09 pm

Chipmunk's a write-off. Bent at the firewall, behind the cockpit, fin & rudder crushed, wings now Stuka-like (bent where the flap ends and the aileron begins). Heartbreaking to see - especially as one of the shareholders too. :wall:

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Postby TorqueSplit » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:09 pm

I see Leeds is still taking arrivals :shock: - recall some amazing vids of crosswind approaches last time we had big winds there.

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Postby Vince C » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:42 pm

602fan wrote:Chipmunk's a write-off. Bent at the firewall, behind the cockpit, fin & rudder crushed, wings now Stuka-like (bent where the flap ends and the aileron begins). Heartbreaking to see - especially as one of the shareholders too. :wall:


That's awful news. To last as long as that one must have and then for it to get wrecked by a bit of wind is so sad. They are not rare aeroplanes, but not that common either and they are a bit special. And now they are a lttle bit rarer. :(
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Re: Trouble at Prestwick

Postby 15m unflapped » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:51 am

It's sad about the planes, but thankfully only two deaths and very few casualties from yesterday. It could have been a lot worse, and being a Bank Holiday in Scotland yesterday might have helped as a lot of people were at home.

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