Wasaya caravan missing

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Wasaya caravan missing

Post by AEROMONKEY » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:25 am

Been hearing reports of a wasaya caravan that departed Pickle has gone missing...apparently Sar has been dispatched.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by tipsails » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:08 am

Just heard this as well. Over an hour overdue.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Firebird67 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:23 am

Hope everything works out, it's a dangerous time of year and everyone has to keep saftey in mind even when doing the short flights down low, would like to hear some good news, did the elt get set off?
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by fish4life » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:28 pm

With freezing drizzle in the area I wouldn't want to be in a caravan, I hope the pilot is safe and just waiting rescue right now
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by tipsails » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:29 pm

Reports that it's in one piece, no fire or smoke. Hopefully the pilot was able to put it down safely on a lake.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Firebird67 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:33 pm

I heard from some members that aircraft turned around due to icing and did not make it back to pickle, landed safely on a lake and pilot is not injured.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Confliction » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:42 pm

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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by SmokinJoe » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:10 pm

I once had a scare in icing in the same aircraft. Learned a lot that day. Made it back but thought I was gonna have to put it down in a logging cut. Thankfully that didn't happen. Hope the pilot of this flight learns from that and keeps it with him/her for the rest of their life.

You learn defiantly learn a great lesson from something like this. A great lesson in when NOT to go. Glad the pilot is safe!
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Maynard » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:33 pm

SmokinJoe wrote:. Hope the pilot of this flight learns from that and keeps it with him/her for the rest of their life.
Hopefully every new caravan driver remembers this and tindi a cpl years back (sounds like same conditions), and don't put themselves in the situation in the first place.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

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Post by Elessar_44 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:07 pm

Hope that the pilot is OK. Spent a lot of years at Wasaya with a lot of great people.

There is a big red and white placard on all Caravans that aren't certified that says "Flying not permitted in forecast or known icing conditions". Any of you new Caravan drivers, don't be afraid to go point at that sign to your base manager / ops manager / whoever is saying "Oh well why don't you go try it out and see what the weather is". Like someone else above, I had a nasty flight in icing in the Caravan that taught me a lot because I thought it was OK to just "go take a peak". It is never OK in a Caravan. The pop and chips can wait.

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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by SuperchargedRS » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:14 pm

C'mon Supercharged, you know better than that..
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Firebird67 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:20 pm

Attached is the latest news reliese from wasaya
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Maynard » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:59 pm

So where did the info come about the pilot being safe on a lake if wasaya is stating the condition is unknown? Info like that gives this site a bad rep ...
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by tipsails » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:05 pm

Maynard wrote:So where did the info come about the pilot being safe on a lake if wasaya is stating the condition is unknown? Info like that gives this site a bad rep ...
From what I understand all they know is the plane appears to be in one piece on a lake. The condition of the pilot is unknown but I hope they are keeping warm. 9 hours can be a long time to wait in the winter.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by D_Thissen » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:05 pm

If anyone has anymore info, please shoot me a message. I have a few friends working up there with Wasaya.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by North Shore » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:05 pm

Gotta wonder about Wasaya's dispatch/oversight process. There's a long, sad, list of fatal accidents involving Caravans in icing; reading Wasaya's press release, it sounds like the weather system didn't just jump out at them - its fairly widespread. Why are they dispatching into crap wx? (Gotta admit, I haven't looked at the metar/tafs, tho...)

eta: Glad to hear that the pilot is OK.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Illya Kuryakin » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:06 pm

We were going into YTL this morning and we were one I of the aircraft trying to contact 127.
First off, if he's okay, that's great news. He did the right thing turning around and landing while it was his choice.
Second. We almost missed YTL, 12 miles or so from his destination. YTL was reporting 300 OVC all morning, so I was shocked a Caravan would have been dispatched in these conditions. More later.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Firebird67 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:30 pm

For the people who do not know the c130 does drop a radio that emits a extremely loud noise for the pilots or survivors to recover and this gives them the ability to talk with the c130. no where does it include that they have established contact and with the ceilings so low no one can jump to the site.
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by glorifieddriver » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:08 pm

edited out the insults. You can probably get your point across more effectively without the strong wording For the respect for our fellow aviators please, let's not write our thoughts and opinions. Wait for the facts, for now lets extend our hope for the pilot! I hope he is okay
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by KAG » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:42 pm

hoping for an early Xmas miracle...
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by D_Thissen » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:48 pm

KAG wrote:hoping for an early Xmas miracle...
X1,000,000!
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by Pete » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:41 pm

+1

Hope he's ok out there tonight. Terrible news :(
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Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Post by PilotDAR » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:58 pm

You all need to shut you effing pie holes before you come up with smart A$$ comments about something you have no idea about.
It appears to me that nearly every post in this thread primarily expresses concern for the pilot's well being, and best wishes....
.....let's not write our thoughts and opinions.
On a forum who's stated purpose is to present:
Topics related to accidents, incidents & over due aircraft .......
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