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Piper Malibu PA46 N757NY down in Goose Bay.

More info here under “PLANE CRASH RESCUE”.

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Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

I wouldn’t assume a piston FIKI can punch through on top if there is extensive moderate icing – the boots are there to help you get out of icing conditions.

Enstone (EGTN), Oxford (EGTK)

RobertL18C wrote:

I wouldn’t assume a piston FIKI can punch through on top if there is extensive moderate icing – the boots are there to help you get out of icing conditions.

We don’t know the forecast but that is sort of my point. You either are happy with the weather and that you can climb through any potential icing and the PA46 copes well with light icing, or you don’t go.

EGTK Oxford

What is the nearest airport for which one can get tafs/metars?

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Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

Peter wrote:

What is the nearest airport for which one can get tafs/metars?

Goose Bay.

EGTK Oxford

CYYR

ASN

1st May 2019 0723 UTC

METAR/SPECI from CYYR, Goose A, Nfld (Canada).
SA 01/05/2019 10:00→
METAR CYYR 011000Z 31020G29KT 15SM FEW028 BKN058 OVC080 M00/M05
A2983 RMK SC1SC6AC2 SLP106=
SA 01/05/2019 09:00→
METAR CYYR 010900Z 31020G25KT 15SM FEW028 BKN058 OVC080 00/M04
A2983 RMK SC2SC4AC2 SLP106=
SA 01/05/2019 08:00→
METAR CYYR 010800Z 30016G24KT 15SM FEW030 BKN060 OVC080 01/M04
A2982 RMK SC2SC3AC3 SLP101=
SA 01/05/2019 07:00→
METAR CYYR 010700Z 31016G21KT 15SM FEW020 SCT060 OVC080 01/M04
A2979 RMK SC2SC2AC5 SLP092=
SA 01/05/2019 06:00→
METAR CYYR 010600Z 31017G24KT 15SM SCT025 BKN060 OVC080 01/M03
A2977 RMK SC3SC2AC2 SLP083=
SA 01/05/2019 05:00→
METAR CYYR 010500Z 31015G21KT 15SM SCT025 BKN042 OVC090 02/M03
A2975 RMK SC3SC2AC2 SLP077=

large TAF from CYYR, Goose A, Nfld (Canada).
FT 01/05/2019 05:30→
TAF CYYR 010530Z 0106/0206 31015G25KT P6SM SCT020 BKN040
TEMPO 0106/0114 3SM -SHSN BKN020 OVC040 FM011400 32015G25KT
P6SM OVC030
TEMPO 0114/0124 3SM -SHRASN OVC020 FM020000 34015G25KT
P6SM BKN030
TEMPO 0200/0206 P6SM -SHSN RMK NXT FCST BY 011200Z=

The metars look ok but the tafs resemble the actual situation (a whiteout) reported by the rescue team in the transcript link I posted.

What is SC1SC6AC2 SLP106?

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

Peter wrote:

What is SC1SC6AC2 SLP106?

Rmk codes are obscure in the US/Canada . SLP is sea level pressure ie QNH. The others indicate the type of metar reporting station I believe.

EGTK Oxford

Oh shit, Sam ! Met the guy once or twice many years ago. Hope he recovers. And no, I don’t get the decision making either.

GFA archive

See Aviation Weather Services Guide (NavCanada) on interpreting GFA charts here local copy

See also ch 4 in Manual of Standards and Procedures for Aviation Forecasts (Met Service of Canada) here

See Manual of Surface Weather Observations Standards (Met Service of Canada) on decoding RMK in METAR.

London

The other pilot, the fatality, had been identified as Alan Simpson, 73, from Prees, Shropshire, who had been flying for 35 years.

EGKB Biggin Hill
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