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One dead in Sydney plane crash (plane crashes on school playground, children injured)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 15th June 2010

Posted on 06/14/2010 5:47:19 PM PDT by naturalman1975

Authorities say at least one person died when a light plane crashed outside a primary school at Canley Vale in south-western Sydney this morning.

Police say the twin-engine Piper Chieftain caught fire after hitting power lines and crashing into the front yard of a house on Canley Vale Road just after 8:00am.

A local told ABC News Breakfast that the crash happened only one house down from Canley Vale Public School. All the children at the school are safe and have been evacuated to a nearby park.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: crash; plane; sydney
TV news is saying children injured - this story doesn't seem to match the TV perfectly.


1 posted on 06/14/2010 5:47:19 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

That does it, Time to ban Planes!

Prayers


2 posted on 06/14/2010 5:50:40 PM PDT by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: naturalman1975

Wasn’t there a small plane crash in to a school in AZ a couple days ago?


3 posted on 06/14/2010 5:51:00 PM PDT by stumptalker
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To: naturalman1975

Did you know that south of the Equator, that the controls reverse on an airplane and when you pull back on the yoke the plane will dive? I wonder if this plane had the conversion kit.


4 posted on 06/14/2010 5:55:34 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: U S Army EOD

Also you put the yoke over to the left to turn right and the prop spins the other direction ...


5 posted on 06/14/2010 5:59:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: stumptalker

Yep,

Fortunately school was out for the Summer.


6 posted on 06/14/2010 6:03:48 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: stumptalker

Yes, indeed - strange syncronicity.


7 posted on 06/14/2010 6:05:01 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: naturalman1975

The terrible noise of the explosion could be heard all across Sydney.


8 posted on 06/14/2010 6:06:18 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: SkyDancer
"Also you put the yoke over to the left to turn right and the prop spins the other direction ..."

You are kidding aren't you?

9 posted on 06/14/2010 6:12:34 PM PDT by stumptalker
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To: stumptalker

Things that make you go “hmmm”.


10 posted on 06/14/2010 6:16:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: BlackVeil
I had to double check where that was. I have to admit, when I think of Sydney, I think of Rose Bay, Edgecliff, The Rocks. Must have been awful.
11 posted on 06/14/2010 6:16:39 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: stumptalker

and the water in the toilet goes the other direction too ... ya, just kidding .....


12 posted on 06/14/2010 6:18:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: SkyDancer

Well the water thing I knew about. Prop engines turning the other direction does paint a disturbing picture that I never saw in all the war movies I watched as a kid. lol


13 posted on 06/14/2010 6:22:11 PM PDT by stumptalker
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To: stumptalker

Well actually planes built in England do just that. From the cockpit view American planes the prop turns clockwise, the English plane props turn CCW .....


14 posted on 06/14/2010 6:23:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: DAC21

In Australia, it’s Winter.


15 posted on 06/14/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: SkyDancer

Well that is interesting. I’ll have to watch for that.
When you think about it most engines could probably run
backwards if you had a way to reverse the firing sequence.
You might also have to revise the oil and fuel pumps too.


16 posted on 06/14/2010 6:35:14 PM PDT by stumptalker
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To: stumptalker; SkyDancer
"You are kidding aren't you?"

Apparently series...

J/K!!

17 posted on 06/14/2010 6:36:49 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: naturalman1975

RIP.


18 posted on 06/14/2010 6:42:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: SkyDancer

However, the use of a cat for an artificial horizon will work the same regardless. All you have to do is fly with one hand and toss the cat up in the air with the other hand. Watch which way the cat’s feet are pointing and roll the aircraft in that direction.


19 posted on 06/14/2010 6:43:30 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: stumptalker

No, water does spins the opposite way when going down a drain.


20 posted on 06/14/2010 6:45:06 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: U S Army EOD

I always wondered what “IFR” stood for.

Inverted Feline Rating


21 posted on 06/14/2010 7:01:34 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: TXnMA

yep


22 posted on 06/14/2010 7:03:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: U S Army EOD

Or wear a tie .. if it points to the ceiling you’re upside down .....


23 posted on 06/14/2010 7:03:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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