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The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« on: July 11, 2018, 04:04:04 pm »
Tragic 2nd person now deceased. Plane was a Convair 340 that belonged to Rovos Rail first. Wonder what caused the engine failure ? Plane was on it's way to the Netherlands, guessing it was rebuilt / serviced before the planned flight.
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 04:22:47 pm »
It was being restored, and the flight was a test flight.

Really sad.



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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 04:32:28 pm »
The second person that died wasn't even on the plane. Was apparently on the ground. Was this person hit by the plane as it crash landed? What are the chances?  :eek7:
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 04:42:40 pm »
The second person that died wasn't even on the plane. Was apparently on the ground. Was this person hit by the plane as it crash landed? What are the chances?  :eek7:

sad,  proves you time is your time...u will never know when... :deal:
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 04:49:47 pm »
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 04:53:04 pm »
It seems like an eon ago, but in 1967 I was on a cultural exchange holiday to Germany.
We flew in a similar plane from Jan Smuts Airport - Kinshasa - Niger - Malta - Basle.
The total flight took 20 hours...!

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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 06:06:27 pm »
The second person that died wasn't even on the plane. Was apparently on the ground. Was this person hit by the plane as it crash landed? What are the chances?  :eek7:

Plane crash landed just short of a factory which it demolished.
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 11:33:42 am »
I love planes but damn it must be one of the worst ways to go if you know a crash is imminent and there is nothing you can do but wait  :'( Remember the Pelican Shackleton that went down in the Sahara, also a prop plane that left for England I think. Luckily everyone survived. Taking an old plane like that on a long journey is a dangerous job !
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 11:35:29 am »
The second person that died wasn't even on the plane. Was apparently on the ground. Was this person hit by the plane as it crash landed? What are the chances?  :eek7:

Plane crash landed just short of a factory which it demolished.
Milk factory of some sorts? Or was that journalism for farm dairy? :'(
 

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 12:25:43 pm »
Anybody got drone pix yet...?   :sip:
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 01:59:11 pm »
I love planes but damn it must be one of the worst ways to go if you know a crash is imminent and there is nothing you can do but wait  :'( Remember the Pelican Shackleton that went down in the Sahara, also a prop plane that left for England I think. Luckily everyone survived. Taking an old plane like that on a long journey is a dangerous job !

Yes, the guys from Pelican 16 were very lucky! They had one of the best pilots in the cockpit, but at nighttime its impossible to select a good crash landing spot!.. Lady luck helped a lot there!..
 

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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 02:06:01 pm »
A friend of mine lives basically next door to the dairy farm where the plane crashed. HE was one of the first people there. HElped a young guy who lost both lower legs in the accident until the medics arrived. Also sent a bunch of pics
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 02:14:21 pm »
A friend of mine lives basically next door to the dairy farm where the plane crashed. HE was one of the first people there. HElped a young guy who lost both lower legs in the accident until the medics arrived. Also sent a bunch of pics
Erg... people that go into that type of situation are first class heroes in my book.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2018, 03:56:52 pm »
I love planes but damn it must be one of the worst ways to go if you know a crash is imminent and there is nothing you can do but wait  :'( Remember the Pelican Shackleton that went down in the Sahara, also a prop plane that left for England I think. Luckily everyone survived. Taking an old plane like that on a long journey is a dangerous job !

Yes, the guys from Pelican 16 were very lucky! They had one of the best pilots in the cockpit, but at nighttime its impossible to select a good crash landing spot!.. Lady luck helped a lot there!..
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2018, 07:09:40 am »
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Re: The Convair 340 crash moloto Pretoria
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 12:38:27 pm »
Newspaper headline reads "one engine should have been enough", I don't think that is the case with take off. Even a 737 I have heard cannot take off with just one engine working at full thrust.
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