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Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Re: First Officer Pulls Gun on Captain
« Last post by tyketto on November 06, 2023, 06:31:48 PM »
Apparently this happened over a year ago (August 22, 2022) but it is only coming to light now.  It seems the first officer of a flight over the US pulled a gun on the captain of that flight.  The reason appears to have been a dispute involving the diversion to a different airport.  Supposedly the captain wanted to divert because of an on-board medical condition and the first officer didn't like that idea.

Ouch.. this happened last year, so it's safe to say that we won't have the tapes for this..

Feed Outage/Status Reports / Re: KFRG Using Backup Tower Frequency
« Last post by RonR on November 06, 2023, 11:57:03 AM »
As of today KFRG tower is once again using their back frequency 124.5...
Aviation Audio Clips / Experimental airplane lands on road in Novato
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 06, 2023, 10:53:04 AM »

Never did hear the pilot, but found, and all ok.

NOVATO, Calif. - A small aircraft that had experienced engine problems landed on a road in Novato on Thursday, according to authorities.

Firefighters responded to a report that "an experimental" aircraft carrying two people had gone down. Officials did not provide a more detailed description of the plane.

No one was injured, the Novato Fire Department said.
“We were quite lucky,” Whittet said. “There were no injuries, no damage to the aircraft and no fire. It was the best-case scenario.”

The plane landed on Levee Road, not far from Marin County Airport.

It's unclear what led the plane to land there, but fire officials told KTVU that the plane had engine problems during takeoff.
Aviation Audio Clips / Aircraft blew a tire and veered off the runway at Winder Airport
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 06, 2023, 07:05:05 AM »

Thangs a bit different here in the South.  all ok.

Aircraft blew a tire and veered off the runway causing a prop strike and damaged a runway light.
Aviation Audio Clips / FAA investigating plane crash at Dayton International Airport
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 06, 2023, 06:40:11 AM »

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be investigating after a plane crashed at Dayton International Airport.

According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, a light aircraft headed for Dayton crashed near the airport around the 3600 block of Terminal Drive in Dayton. First responders received a call to respond Friday around 2:59 p.m.  A representative for the Dayton International Airport says the plane that crashed is “not a commercial aircraft or flight.”

The FAA says four people were on board a twin-engine Cessna 310, when the nose gear reportedly collapsed during the landing process at the airport.

“Commercial flights were halted for approximately 30 minutes,” a release said. “The airport has three active runways. The airport reopened, utilizing one runway until the damaged aircraft was removed.”

No one was reported to have been injured, according to the airport.

(only have the tower audio, the relief in his voice when they landed, ATC did a great job directing other planes as the search was going on.)

Bryon Cassie was on a charter flight Thursday evening as the sun was settling low over snowy fields north of Winnipeg, when everything fell quiet — and not in a good way.

First, the left engine cut out.

"I've never been on a plane where that happens, but I know they can fly with only one. So everybody kind of took pictures and was joking about it," said Cassie, who was aboard the small Piper Navajo with six others, including the pilot.

They were flying back from the remote community of Sachigo Lake First Nation in northwestern Ontario. Cassie was returning from a work-related day trip for operator training at the water treatment plant.

The jokes ceased about 10 minutes later, when the second engine quit.

"The pilot turned around and said, 'Make sure your seatbelts are fastened and brace, brace, brace,'" Cassie said.
As the plane drifted, the pilot guided it under some power lines and onto Pigeon Bluff Road, a narrow gravel strip girded by snowy fields about 20 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

"It was actually very smooth — as smooth a landing as at the airport," Cassie said.

No one was injured and the plane was undamaged.

"As far as I understand it, we ran out of fuel. I don't know why, either a miscalculation or heavier winds than anticipated or something like that, but in a bad situation … he did an excellent job. He was very calm."

The pilot only had two options for his makeshift runway — the road or the adjacent field, Cassie said.
"He had to make the decisions very quickly. The field looked very bumpy, so I think there would have been a lot more damage and it would have been a lot harder to get the plane out," Cassie said.

With time to digest things and be flooded by gratitude, the jokes among the passengers started up again.  "We stopped in front of a house and a little kid came out and started taking pictures, so it was kind of funny that way. We were joking, 'Hey, your bus is here,' and that kind of stuff," Cassie said.

"We were all relieved and quite happy and in very good spirits. A plane going down without power on a road in a rural area, coming back from a remote northern location, having just flown over a lake — this was a very good outcome to what could have been a really bad situation."

Steve Allard was also on the plane, and said things could've been a lot worse. He credited the pilot for his decision-making.

"We descended quite rapidly after the second engine went out," he said. "He made a plan and stuck to it, and that's the only reason that we all made it to the ground, because if he had changed his mind at any point, we would have been in a lot of trouble."

Before long, emergency lights flashed in the distance as RCMP, fire and ambulance crews arrived.

"There was a helicopter circling overhead for a little while, too, I guess just making sure everybody was OK, and when they found out there was nothing really that required their attention, they just left," Cassie said.

RCMP Sgt. Paul Manaigre, in an email to CBC News, said a call came in at 4:55 p.m. of a possible plane crash after the aircraft lost contact with St. Andrews airport.Officers kept the road blocked off until the plane could be moved. It was towed to nearby Highway 67, where it was refuelled and took off again around 7:30 p.m.

Only the pilot was aboard that time. A couple of trucks had been sent out by the charter company to drive Cassie and the others, from other companies, back to Winnipeg.

"When we left, they were just getting ready to hook up a truck to the front of the plane to tow it," he said.

Cassie's work has taken him many places on many planes over the past 15 years. He's been as far north as Resolute Bay in Nunavut and delays once get him stuck in Rankin Inlet for four days.

But Thursday evening's experience was a first.

"But honestly, it was kind of pretty cool," Cassie said. "You always think, in the back of your mind, I wonder what would happen if this happened or if that happened. And in this case, I got to live out one of these experiences with no repercussions.  "[It] was sort of like a bucket list thing for me."

Cassie said he loves amusement rides and even jumped off the 350-metre tower at the Strat Hotel in Las Vegas.

"I don't usually get too nervous or anxious around things like that," he said.

He was ready to get back onto that Piper Navajo and take off from Highway 67, if given the chance.

"If they had fuelled up and were willing to take us back to Winnipeg, I would've. I love flying," he said.

"I ride motorcycles and honestly, it's a lot more nerve-wracking riding in traffic on a bike than this was."

A spokesperson with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada told CBC News in an email the agency is still gathering information and assessing the incident to determine whether a full investigation will be launched.

CBC News has also reached out to Eagle Air Enterprises, the owner of the charter company, but has not yet received a response.
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / First Officer Pulls Gun on Captain
« Last post by RonR on November 04, 2023, 11:33:41 PM »
Apparently this happened over a year ago (August 22, 2022) but it is only coming to light now.  It seems the first officer of a flight over the US pulled a gun on the captain of that flight.  The reason appears to have been a dispute involving the diversion to a different airport.  Supposedly the captain wanted to divert because of an on-board medical condition and the first officer didn't like that idea.
Aviation Audio Clips / JZA556 Loss of Cabin Pressure Descending into KJFK
« Last post by RonR on November 04, 2023, 03:48:28 PM »
On October 30, Jazz 556 was enroute to KJFK from Toronto, Canada and was at about FL200 when the aircraft lost cabin pressurization.  The crew immediately asked to descend to 10,000 and continued on to KJFK landing safely a short time later on runway 31R.  No emergency was declared.
Listener Forum / Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Last post by kd4moj on November 04, 2023, 10:11:51 AM »
I've had good luck with the Sirio air band antenna. Very good quality build.

Listener Forum / Re: Mysterious Beacon
« Last post by JetScan1 on November 04, 2023, 09:57:29 AM »
Where was this ? Are you still seeing it ?
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