Plane missing out of Gulf Shores Alabama

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  1. Robert Helmick

    Robert Helmick Pre-Flight

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    My friend called and said our buddies missing and that he was taking off out of Gulf Shores Alabama yesterday anybody have any information. I don't know what plane he was in he has an RV6

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  2. Robert Helmick

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    Looks like he made it to the coast or close too it. [​IMG]

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  3. Robert Helmick

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    Yes, misssing , never completed the route. If you look at the end there is a white line.

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    It also shows that he was heading to Ocala, and diverted to Cross City. Flightaware is wonky sometimes.
     
  5. Robert Helmick

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    Found some.more info. [​IMG]

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    donjohnston Cleared for Takeoff

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    No way you would have gotten me into the air yesterday. About the time he was passing over my house the winds were 15-20 with gusts of 39 out of the east.

    Not sure what it was like near Cross City.
     
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    R.I.P. and condolences
     
  9. Robert Helmick

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    I saw something his wife put on Facebook supposedly his flight instructor was with him so that information may not be accurate but they have found parts of the plane .

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    RIP and condolences
     
  11. Robert Helmick

    Robert Helmick Pre-Flight

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    This seems pretty official.
    R.I.P. [​IMG]

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    Sorry to hear this.
     
  13. Robert Helmick

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    I don't know much about FlightAware but if you look at the Timeline last time they showed him in the air was at 12:14 a.m. yesterday at 6100 feet.

    you think if they ran out of fuel or had a mechanical issue that didn't disable the plane you would see it coming down but it just drops off the radar so I'm wondering if they hit some IMC and got the wings ripped off or something.

    Maybe somebody knows how to interpolate this better than I can

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  14. Robert Helmick

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    This is what I saw[​IMG]

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    Very sorry to hear about your friend. :(
     
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    Sincerest condolences. May he rest in peace. :(