UH-1 VH-UVC Preliminary report published

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Re: UH-1 VH-UVC Preliminary report published

Postby godfather007 » Thu Nov 7 2019, 06:35

Wow.
All respect to the deceased, and condolences to the family and friends.
Very sad out come.
I think it’s pretty obvious, but it appears to be a very bad situation all round.
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Re: UH-1 VH-UVC Preliminary report published

Postby Jabberwocky » Fri Nov 8 2019, 02:55

Did I miss the bit that stated the pilot had a night rating??
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Re: UH-1 VH-UVC Preliminary report published

Postby Evil Twin » Fri Nov 8 2019, 04:26

No, it wasn't there
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Re: UH-1 VH-UVC Preliminary report published

Postby FerrariFlyer » Fri Nov 8 2019, 07:08

Evil Twin wrote:No, it wasn't there


Probably explains the earlier "wow" remark. Most of us thought that early on.

Sadly, it doesnt get much sillier than that (flying at night with no IFR or NVFR qualifications).
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Re: UH-1 VH-UVC Preliminary report published

Postby godfather007 » Fri Nov 8 2019, 07:58

Yes.
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Re: UH-1 VH-UVC Preliminary report published

Postby Mag seal » Fri Nov 8 2019, 08:17

FerrariFlyer wrote:
Evil Twin wrote:No, it wasn't there


Probably explains the earlier "wow" remark. Most of us thought that early on.

Sadly, it doesnt get much sillier than that (flying at night with no IFR or NVFR qualifications).




Or the equipment installed in the aircraft to exercise those qualifications if they were held. Which they were not.


Crazy senseless deaths that were easily avoided by parking up at Coffs for the night. Let's hope lessons are learned.....
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Re: UH-1 VH-UVC Preliminary report published

Postby Yankee » Sun Nov 10 2019, 11:22

Concur with other posters.
Overwater at night without capability to go IFR is very risky.
Even in properly configured ACFT, the “black hole” is a very real thing.
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