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Victoria light plane crash kills 4 at Mangalore, as planes collide mid-air

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Australia’s first mid-air crash in more than a decade claimed four lives yesterday when two light planes on training flights collided high above central Victoria, tumbling in front of bewildered eyewitnesses. Emergency services staff found wreckage from both planes in separate locations on the ground near Seymour, about 120km north of Melbourne, with the victims trapped after the twin death spirals. (www.theaustralian.com.au) Altro...

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charlie02vy
Charlie Roberts 2
Condolences to the families and prayers for the victims.
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
A bit more info. without the paywall that I was unable to defeat.

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/deaths-feared-after-mangalore-plane-crash/news-story/625174c79beab77367fb4ab70892c16e

Flight training, per se, I felt was the most hazardous part of my career with lots' of takeoff and landing ops at uncontrolled airports, training maneuvers in busy 'practice' areas and little or no ATC participation unless you were performing IFR instruction. And then, you didn't file unless it was a cross country.

The big sky theory has always been a fallacy and this accident lead to the modern day ATC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1956_Grand_Canyon_mid-air_collision

When pilots say 'lets get together' they mean at the bar, or whatever!
VivPike
Viv Pike 2
RIP to all. Sad news.

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