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Cardiff striker's plane goes missing

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Jordinho, 22 Jan 2019.

  1. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mido

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    My son is a year and a half younger than Sala. Hard not to shed tears when you imagine what the boy's parents and family are going through.

    In fact, impossible.
     
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  2. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    It's not at all lightweight - there's thousands of them in flight all the time. That kind of light aircraft has been flying regularly for decades and they're a very well tried and tested build.

    All transport comes with risk, but they're significantly safer than driving a car - I assume we're not considering banning footballers from travelling by car?
     
  3. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Charliedup Allan Nielsen

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    elyid Neil Sullivan

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    From the Evening Standard article:
    "According to a source connected to the player in Brittany, the pilot had "struggled to get the plane airborne three or four times" at Nantes-Atlantique airport."

    If that is the case then it sounds like the plane might have had problems.

    To think that he was scared enough to tell friends in a message is quite chilling. Very sad.
     
  6. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    If that was the case then it was fudging ridiculous to try and complete the journey.
     
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  7. elyid

    elyid Neil Sullivan

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    Elsewhere is saying the takeoffs hasn't been confirmed. So maybe I was wrong to take the ES at face value.

    The Professional Pilots forum has a record showing it's a 35 year old plane registered for private use only (i.e. technically not supposed to have paying customers, but loopholes around that). So it seems that he's just been ridiculously unlucky that a lot of small risks that would normally be OK have caused a tragedy.
     
  8. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Milija Aleksic

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    Yeh thats insane really
     
  9. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    My interpretation was that is they are prioritising the only possibility where they have a chance of finding him alive. Sadly, I don't think it means they consider it likely.
     
  10. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Sounds as if the plane may have been owned by dodgy McKay.
     
  11. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    NaijaSpurs Frederic Kanoute

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    To be honest, I think footballers, like all adults should have the choice to travel in whatever mode of transport they like. i have seen light engine planes like the Malibu Piper close up and they simply do not look sturdy enough for my liking.
     
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    NaijaSpurs Frederic Kanoute

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    If that is the case the flight should have been aborted
     
  14. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    I'm not sure how many hours I've spent in similar craft (never a Malibu) but it's quite a lot. If the correct precautions are taken, they're every bit as safe as any commercial airline*

    *The one caveat with this particular craft is that it's a single prop, and therefore has a single point of failure for power. That shouldn't be an issue over such a short stretch of water, but it does bring into question how sensible flying into a weather front is. That is a precaution that any decent pilot should take though, as with any decision to fly or not.
     
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    nayenezgani Mauricio Taricco

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    Absolute emotion.. Manager crying at the end, certainly bought a lump to my throat.



    In the grand scheme it is just a game.
     
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    Denmark Spur Mitchell Thomas

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    BigL Øyvind Leonhardsen

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    They are also saying an occupant of the aircraft is visible from what they have seen. Very sad but hope the families can get some closure at least.
     
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    Grays_1890 Milija Aleksic

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    Someone is going to get sent down for this happening, mark my words
     
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    StephenH Tom Huddlestone

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    Why?
     
  20. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    The pilot seems the one who would be facing questions. There's not much they can do to him now, unless he survived and did a runner.
     

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