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A sad day in NZ aviation - mid air collision

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jarred_01 Captain

Hey everyone,

Watching the TV news tonight, one of the main stories was about a mid air collision just south of Palmerston North, New Zealand - a few hundred km south of where CT and myself live. Both pilots were obviously killed instantly when the 2 Piper's collided in uncontrolled airspace. The article and video can be viewed here:

http://www.tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411319/658515

My heart goes out to the pilots friends and families,
Jarred. Crying or Very sad

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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ceetee Chief Captain

I also saw it on the 6 o' clock news to Jarred- it's very sad news 😞 I hope both pilots Rest In Peace.

On the subject, did you know flying is the safest way to travel? There are hundereds more car and passenger related acciedents world wide than aircraft incidences, but the reason we tend to hear more about the aviation ones are because they are so rare.

I think it is correct to say that you are more likley to be struck be lightning than to be involved in a plane crash ❗

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Insight Chief Captain

The only trouble is that in an air crash you are completely screwed...

in a car crash at least you are on the ground and have some hope of survival.

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Insight wrote:

in a car crash at least you are on the ground and have some hope of survival.

True but then again,you'll probably suffer more waiting for the ambulance than if you had instant death.
Sad storie Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

We had a mid-air crash in California, as well. Most GA aircraft have huge blind spots and no proximity warning systems.

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

That's so sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

May both pilots rest in peace.

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