DA62 down in Dubai

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DA62 down in Dubai

Post by ememic99 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:05 pm

It seems there was an accident involving DA62 in Dubai with casualties :(

https://gulfnews.com/uae/4-killed-in-pl ... 8023834784

The article above mentions DA42 but actually it's DA62 if G-MDME is correct registration.
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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

Post by Rick » Thu May 16, 2019 8:19 pm

I know it's way too early for any accurate information, but I wonder what this quote from the article means:
“The small plane owned by Honeywell had four passengers on board, when it crashed due to a technical malfunction,” Dubai Media Office added.
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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

Post by ememic99 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 pm

Another link but not much more info than stating correct aircraft type.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-new ... i-16157502
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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

Post by NDCDA62 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:19 pm

There has indeed been some confusion in the press quoting a DA42 but INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT NETWORK, as per below, state G-MDME which, if the call sign is correct, is a DA62 and not a DA42 as they state. In addition, Flight Calibration Services of the U.K. only operate DA62 and Piper Chieftain aircraft according to their website.

It would appear that Honeywell, who secured the contract, sun-contracted the calibration work to Flight Calibration Services who, it is reported, has two DA62’s on station in the U.A.E.

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Flight operations at Dubai International Airport were temporarily halted after a four-seater aircraft crashed close to the airport on Thursday evening.

The two year-old Diamond DA42 Twin Star airplane, registered in the UK as G-MDME, was carrying out calibration flights for terrestrial navigation systems at Dubai Airport. It was operated by Flight Calibration Services, a British company specialising in these navigation calibration missions.

All four people on board were killed in the crash three miles south of the airfield at approximately 7:30 pm local time. According to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates, there were three people of British nationality and one of South African nationality inside the aircraft.

Following the accident, all flight operations at Dubai Airport were halted for 45 minutes, causing inbound flights to hold or divert.

The cause of this crash is not yet known. The Government of Dubai has confirmed that the GCAA sent teams to the site and is investigating the accident.

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Agree, far too early to speculate the cause but assume such work is low level.

Really sad news.
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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

Post by ememic99 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:14 pm

Unfortunately it seems that I knew one of the pilots.
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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

Post by NDCDA62 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:30 pm

I am sorry Emir.
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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

Post by Lance Murray » Sat May 18, 2019 4:50 am

While not speculating I can't imagine operating light airplanes into Dubai airport. The wake turbulence risk would be extremely high.
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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

Post by ememic99 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 am

They were calibrating navigational aids. ATC should’ve been aware of such risk when coordinating traffic.
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Re: DA62 down in Dubai

Post by Tommy » Sat May 18, 2019 1:12 pm

Question: How does it take four people to calibrate navigational aids in a DA 62 and what instruments would those be?
Emir, what risks should ATC have been aware of? Are you implying that ATC bares some responsibility for the crash?
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