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Old 25-09-2019, 07:18 PM
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Actually Ryanair has a terrific safety record
Know of a guy or rather knew a guy from the Baltics had a Youtube channel and gave out plenty of sound advise on being a pilot or working in the aviation industry. I'd say his airline business is swell right about now. Wish him well.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:00 AM
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Sad to see another crash in Co. Wexford.

"The two men who were killed in a light aircraft crash in Co Wexford have been named locally as Peter Tawse, 61, from Old Ross in Co Wexford and 58-year-old John Finnan from Naas in Co Kildare.

Both men were members of Wexford Flying Club and Mr Tawse was an experienced aviation instructor and also a former manager of Waterford Regional Airport.

Air Accident Investigation Unit inspectors are returning to the scene of the crash in south Wexford this morning.

They will attempt to locate and remove all of the debris from the crashed aircraft.

They hope to be in a position to complete that today, but it may take longer as the debris is believed to be scattered across a number of fields.

The speed of the work will also depend on weather conditions.

The incident happened in the Ambrosetown area, near Duncormick in the south of the county at around 5.45pm yesterday evening.

Initial reports indicate that the small airplane exploded, either on impact with the ground or shortly beforehand, in a field in this rural part of Wexford, close to the coastline and Kilmore Quay.

The light aircraft is believed to have taken off from an air field in the Taghmon area of Wexford, just minutes from the crash location.

A number of investigations, including by gardaí and the AAIU, are under way.

Emergency services, including gardaí, fire brigade, and Irish Coast Guard personnel, attended the scene last night."

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Old 07-10-2019, 10:10 AM
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More details on the aircraft type here:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druine_Condor

And the actual aircraft here:

https://wexfordflyingclub.com/blog/f...-condor-ei-bdx
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:21 AM
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The aviation regulator is talking about reducing passenger charges at Dublin Airport from €8.81 to €7.50.

At the same time, the government is proposing an increase in carbon taxes in tomorrow's budget.

I think it would be a good idea to put a "carbon tax" charge of say €1 per passenger on all passengers through Dublin Airport.

This would help reinforce the whole "Polluter pays" concept.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:10 AM
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Sounds like something catastrophic happened...according to some reports.

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Old 08-10-2019, 06:17 AM
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Sounds like something catastrophic happened...according to some reports.

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Old plane......catastrop hic failure alright.

If a straight forward engine failure, could a pilot put it down in a field?
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:24 AM
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Old plane......catastrop hic failure alright.

If a straight forward engine failure, could a pilot put it down in a field?
Engine failure is one of the first things a pilot trains for. I think a pilot could put it down in a field in one piece.

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Old 08-10-2019, 11:38 AM
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Engine failure is one of the first things a pilot trains for. I think a pilot could put it down in a field in one piece.

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I'd imagine that depends strongly on the plane's operational envelope...

Heavier cargo type planes, and loaded passenger jets would be tougher than let's say, a Cessna... I'd think so anyway...
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:51 PM
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It's quite possible that a wing fell off it.

It was a "vintage" airplane, and was operating under the "permit to fly," scheme.

The airfield it was based at is home to the Irish Light Aviation Society which explains the "permit to fly" scheme as follows:

Permit aviation is the gateway to lower cost flying. The key feature is that the pilot/owner of permit type aircraft takes full legal responsibility for the airworthiness of their aircraft and in return can do far more of their own maintenance, even building the aircraft from scratch or restoring an un-airworthy aircraft.
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Old 27-11-2019, 10:01 AM
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KLM launching daily Cork-Schipol flights from March 30th.

Competition for IAG Ireland now on both Paris, and Schipol flights.
Great work on route development from Cork Airport Management
It's all about the hubs
#greatnews
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