Somethings going down near Kalbarri

 Looks like someone's in strife off Kalbarri . AMSA have got their jet up there at the moment and there's a rescue helicopter buzzing around too. Winds are shocking , conditions would be crap . Hope all are safe n sound .


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Saw the Jet , appeared to be descending as he passed over town -

Sat, 2020-01-25 21:04

  Heading due north, and slightly inland. Winds were only average, probably 15-20 knots at the time, less now. 

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Sun, 2020-01-26 06:46

 If its flying inland, possibly an epirb going off at the rubbish tip.

Done a couple of them, one we were on our way back from Monkey Mia to Carnarvon  from a sea rescue joint training weekend and about 10nm from home when we got the call that an epirb was going off within 5nm from the centre of town and that the search and rescue dornier plane was on its way there. They would give us the co ordinates on the second satellite pass

. Cranked up the speed and the plane passed above us , did one pass over the Browns range area then came into land at the airport, we got the message that the epirb was at the dump. Parked the boat and off to the tip with the magic wand, took all of a minute to find it along with expired flares and the owners personal papers so gave them to the cops who gave them a lecture on how to properly dispose of said items but no charges laid

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Sun, 2020-01-26 06:52

Aircraft track history map was showing it circling well out to sea. Chopper track map ( with altitude) showed it in the same area . Three orbits at almost ground level suggests picking something up from the water . Chopper then went to Kalbarri airport , jet flew back down the coast to Perth . Could have been an exercise ? 


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Lets hope so

Sun, 2020-01-26 22:33

And that it's not some poor bugger in trouble.