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Incident at Cranwell earlier?

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Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Gary » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:38 am

Earlier today Cranwell went black for a time, a few aircraft diverted by the sound of it. Anyone have more info? A King Air just called Camel Ops asking if it was ok to recover. The airfield appears to be reopen now though.

The Waddo-area-spotters email group have said it may have involved a Grob Tutor

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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby oswinclose » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:52 am

Just back from Waddo, Mention made of Cranwell CRASHCAT being unavailable hence the diversion to Waddo for their training aircraft. What is the CRASHCAT?
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Thor » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:00 am

oswinclose wrote:Just back from Waddo, Mention made of Cranwell CRASHCAT being unavailable hence the diversion to Waddo for their training aircraft. What is the CRASHCAT?


Crashcat is the crash cover category - this is dependent on how many emergency vehicles are available. Different aircraft require different levels of cover. The level available limits which aircraft a station can accept. Cranwell's was reduced this morning due to some dealing with the incident.
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby johnwayne » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:03 am

Crashcat likely to be 'Crash Category' in full , usually followed by a number. The higher the number the higher the capacity of the crash services available . e.g.Different aircraft types require differing minimum levels of crash cover - so if you're in a big'un that requires say Cat 5 and only Cat 3's available you can't legally land at that airfield at that time - so you either divert to where cat 5's available or maybe hold until the Cat you require becomes available again. Hope that helps.
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby oswinclose » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:07 am

Many thanks for positive and quick responses, have a superb day both of you.

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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Gary » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:24 pm

Cranwell now NOTAMED closed until 08.15l tomorrow morning
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby flyingslug_0 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:42 pm

Any news as to whats happened? Hope no one got hurt :thumbs:
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Gordyflyer » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:50 pm

Grimsby - don't bother going there as the road network is designed by an idiot with a traffic light fetish!
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Thor » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:58 pm

Gordyflyer wrote:http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/breaking-news-plane-from-raf-cranwell-crash-lands-near-ancaster-1-4194426


Got to love the description of the aircraft: "a little white grub"... Grub/Grob - not much difference, both are a phase before proper flying things :)
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Firefighter » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:04 pm

Apparently it is the propeller again. just like the Boscombe Down incident!
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby BP2324 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:50 pm

Was at Middle Wallop this morning, when a Tutor was called back just before departure. I wondered what had happened (General call for all to RTB)
No Tutors at Boscombe Down either. To be expected of course.
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby flyingslug_0 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:51 pm

Drove past there on Friday (day after the incident) You can clearly see the shattered prop! The official statement given was "all Tutors are grounded until a full investigation is complete"
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003 by Craig Sluman, on Flickr

I wouldn't normally post "crashed" aircraft, but as there was no injury and no damage to property I've decided to post. :thumbs:
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Mike » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Great shots Craig, nice to see Goose there - 2nd from the right in your last photo.
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:29 pm

goose looks like the local farmer - get orfff my laaand !!!!
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Mike » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:35 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:goose looks like the local farmer - get orfff my laaand !!!!


:lol: :lol:
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby Jabba » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:28 pm

It looks like a perfectly executed forced landing, well done that man.
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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby onemac » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:03 pm

Jabba wrote:It looks like a perfectly executed forced landing, well done that man.

It was indeed - 45 seconds from start to finish. Pilot and passenger fine.

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Re: Incident at Cranwell earlier?

Postby GOOSE » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:56 am

Mike R wrote:Great shots Craig, nice to see Goose there - 2nd from the right in your last photo.


:P :P :P
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