Author Topic: FLASH! - Two PC-9 RAAF Roulettes (Our 'Snowbirds') in mid-air collision today  (Read 3480 times)

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It was not long ago that two Snowbirds collided in my home province of Saskatchewan, with the loss of one pilot.

This happened earlier today. Two RAAF PC-9 aircraft, part of our Roulettes Aerobatics team colided in mid-air, near Sale, Victoria. One pilot 'punched out', and the other rode his in for a rough landing. Both RAAF pilots walked away without serious injury.

The one plane corkscrewed, and exploded on impact, crashing within 200 metres from a occupied farm house.

Both blokes are lucky to be alive!

Try www.news.com.au or www.dailytelegraph.com.au - do a search for 'pc-9 aircraft' to see what we use.

Regards,

Wes


« Last Edit: January 21, 2005, 01:18:56 by Wesley H. Allen, CD »
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not good :salute: :cdn:
« Last Edit: January 21, 2005, 18:10:12 by CFN. Orange »
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not good RIP :salute: :cdn:
Psst.  Both pilots are okay.

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 ;D I understand. Its late back (or early depending on how you see it) in dear ole Canada

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in my defense i worked a 18 hr day and the first line i saw "with the loss of one pilot."

just rushed it so i could go to bed
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I thought Canada was the last air force in the western world to use the old Tutors - guess I was wrong.  Good to see they both walked away from the accident though.                     :)
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I thought Canada was the last air force in the western world to use the old Tutors - guess I was wrong.   Good to see they both walked away from the accident though.                                :)

A PC-9 is not a Tutor, a PC-9 is a turbo prop and basically the same aircraft as a Harvard II.
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Thanks, Inch - I stand corrected.
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