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Thread: Air Corp plane crash in Galway. 2 feared dead.

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    Default Air Corp plane crash in Galway. 2 feared dead.

    The crash happened in Connemara around 6pm. No more details. When I get them I will post.
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    I know someone training in the Aer Corps. I hope to God it's not him.

    I wonder was it that old Cessna 172 they still have knocking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyCoats View Post

    I wonder was it that old Cessna 172 they still have knocking around.
    Its a Pilatus PC9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth View Post
    Its a Pilatus PC9.
    The aul Cessnas are pretty reliable old beasts all the same.

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    I have seen the Pilatus fly at very high speed clos eto ground level

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    On 9 o'clock news now. "A training plane" crashes in "Connemara".

    "light aircraft", "2-seater training plane".

    Sounds like a PC9 alright.

    edit: PC9 just confirmed - KN spot on as usual.

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    Do these planes have ejector seats?

    Two men "officially missing" according to the Aer Corps.

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    One cadet and one instructor feared dead.

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    Terrible news. Thoughts with the family. Hopefully not an issue with servicing the planes etc.

    For a small air arm the Air Corps have a bit of an issue with death in service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corelli View Post
    Terrible news. Thoughts with the family. Hopefully not an issue with servicing the planes etc.

    For a small air arm the Air Corps have a bit of an issue with death in service.
    4 were killed 10 years ago in a helicopter accident (one of those Dauphins). Not sure if that was a training exercise or not.

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