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Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Small plane crashes in Hobe Sound, FL
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 29, 2021, 07:07:14 AM »

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (CBS12) — A small plane crashed in Hobe Sound on Tuesday afternoon.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office said the plane went down in a field off SE Bridge Road, near South Florida Grassing.No word on the extent of injuries to the pilot. The sheriff's office said Fire Rescue and Lifestar are on scene.  The sheriff's office says the NTSB has been notified of the crash.


MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Two women were transported after a small plane plunged into the streets of Miramar.

The crash happened on a sidewalk of a shopping plaza near Palm Avenue and Miramar Parkway, Monday night.

According to flight records, the plane took off from Naples just before 9:30 p.m. and was last seen near Hollywood at around 10:40 p.m.

The distress call was made at around 11 p.m. “Two-fourteen reference some type of stress signal being received from an aircraft,” the dispatcher said. “They believe the aircraft is on the ground, 3.6 miles north of Opa-Locka Airport. It’s showing that it’s on the ground. They’re still unable to make any contact with anyone on board.”

Fire rescue crews responded to the scene where they rushed both occupants of the plane to Memorial Regional Hospital.

The two occupants have been identified as Gopika Sreekumar and Ravi Urmila.

Their condition remains unknown.

Officials shut down the area surrounding the crash while they clear the scene.

As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, the plane had not yet been removed from the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / JETBLUE BIRD STRIKE AFFECTS A321’S AIR DATA
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 28, 2021, 09:49:51 AM »
(looking for the audio)

After suffering a bird strike, a JetBlue Airbus lost some of its automation and instruments, because of where the bird struck the aircraft. The incident happened on Friday, the 24th of September. It involved flight B6-1401, from New York’s JFK to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood (KFLL) in Florida, USA. It’s a routine flight for JetBlue crews, but in this case, it got in trouble before it even left the ground. The flight took off from runway 31L at JFK. Air traffic control was not aware of the bird strike or any other issues with the flight until the JetBlue crew were in their climb. The pilots asked for a hold at 12,000 feet, to do some troubleshooting. They later informed ATC that they had a bird strike, “about 3 quarters down the runway” before they took off.  Unfortunately, the bird strike had affected a number of the JetBlue Airbus’ probes. This could refer to the pitot tubes, that provide the pilots AND systems with airspeed information. Or it could refer to angle of attack (AoA) indicators or both. The aircraft has several of each. However, the damage was severe enough to affect a lot of the aircraft’s automation.

Evaluating their options after the bird strike, the JetBlue crew decided to return to JFK. They did so 90 minutes after departure. There is no report on the actions of authorities at the airport. But presumably, they had time to inspect the runway, for remnants of the unfortunate bird(s). The JetBlue flight landed on runway 31L, the same one they took off from.

It took at least an hour to free the pilot as the single-engine biplane hung with its nose pointed straight down in Waycross, near the Georgia-Florida line. WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued the pilot of a small plane left dangling above the ground Thursday after it crashed into power lines in south Georgia. It took at least an hour to extricate the pilot as the single-engine biplane hung with its nose pointed straight down in Waycross near the Georgia-Florida line, news outlets reported.

The Ware County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the plane struck the power lines and became tangled at about 10:15 a.m. It said the crash happened about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the county’s small airport.

Emergency responders rescued the pilot, but had to wait until they could be sure that power had been shut off to the lines.

“The pilot is responsive,” the sheriff’s office’s statement said.

The website says only a few dozen Ware County homes and businesses were without electricity Thursday afternoon.
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor landing in Calgary
« Last post by jedgar on September 25, 2021, 10:56:53 PM »
Well, I got to being curious because it seemed somewhat impressive that a challenger could fly from Anchorage to China and back in the timeline. It Arrives in Anchorage at 12:11 AKDT on the 23rd, it then takes off again at :45 AKDT on the morning of th 25th, but I listened to the ATC traffic from the time it left to the time it departed for Calgary, and I never heard it depart for China.

So then I thought, I wonder how they got from China to Anchorage, so I listened to the traffic from the 21st and 22nd as well, but I didn't really hear anything that sounded like it was coming in from China (because it was mostly helicopters and jets) - the only thing I did hear was a Globemaster, but that seems overkill.

A mystery.
Aviation Audio Clips / Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor landing in Calgary
« Last post by jedgar on September 25, 2021, 08:46:36 PM »


The media had reported that they flew from China to Calgary, but apparently, they landed in Edmonton first, however, I could only find the Calgary landing.

Also, looks like they knew the exchange was going to happen on the 23rd? Would have been cool to see the route from Canada to China and China to Canada, but I guess military flight plans are not public?

Edit: Looks like the info on Flightaware is incorrect, they flew up to Anchorage on the 23rd, and then back via Anchorage:

Listener Forum / KCRG - Very low audio level
« Last post by tuggernuts on September 25, 2021, 11:20:45 AM »
Not sure what it has been historically, but this feed is VERY low compared to other feeds, nearly inaudible.
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Re: Did I see a near miss?
« Last post by rentkonim on September 25, 2021, 08:27:24 AM »
At times you could hear Radio Traffic on Guard... This is generally an aircraft calling another by request from Air Traffic Control for them to join ATC on the correct frequency. Some times you will hear a loud siren sound...That is an ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter).  This signal is used to home in on lost aircraft, boats in distress and Personal Locator Beacons by the Coast Guard and Local Emergency Management using their Search and Rescue Drones and aircraft.
Listener Forum / LMML Airshow Display Frequency
« Last post by Nicolai953 on September 24, 2021, 06:13:27 PM »
Heads up...tune in to the LMML Feed tomorrow and Sunday (25th and 26th) between 1300UTC and 1600UTC to hear live cockpit to cockpit communication during the Malta International Airshow 2021!!
Listener Forum / KSEA Approach (West) 120.1 quality problems
« Last post by RossComer on September 22, 2021, 04:56:27 PM »
The feed for KSEA Approach (West) 120.1 is just static.

To reproduce: then select KSEA Approach (West)
or go directly to:

This is in the area of KPWT which seems to already have a good feed (  If the existing location can't pick it up, I wonder if it could be hosted at KPWT?  I'd offer but I'm on the opposite side of KSEA. :-(
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