Learjet calling mayday over Nowra

Learjet calling mayday over Nowra

Postby Bigfella237 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:01 pm

All emergency services currently rolling to a Learjet calling mayday over Nowra...

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https://www.flightradar24.com/LJ35/28215b2a
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Re: Learjet calling mayday over Nowra

Postby Bigfella237 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:17 pm

Just landed safely at HMAS Albatross, they didn't say what the problem was.

There were three Navy Airbus Helos scrambled too, I was watching them circling the airbase while the Learjet was coming in to land.
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Re: Learjet calling mayday over Nowra

Postby geodementia » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:14 pm

Sounds like a landing gear issue... FRESCO 42

Have only very quickly scanned the LiveATC archives for Nowra, but the gist is below - you can listen for yourselves for the outcome :-)
The choppers were using NVGs to check the landing gear on the lear

Archive [1]
06:55 - Cleared for takeoff
08:00 - Takeoff clearance cancelled
09:27 - Cleared for takeoff
10:40 - Reports a "gear snag"
18:06 - Requests the tower verify the status of the nosewheel


Archive [2]
18:55 - There is mention that the nose gear looks like it's 90 degrees to the fuselage.


[1] https://archive.liveatc.net/ysnw/YSNW-J ... -0700Z.mp3
[2] https://archive.liveatc.net/ysnw/YSNW-J ... -0730Z.mp3
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