Aviation safety investigations & reports

Precautionary landing - Victa, VH-­MTC, Miles Beach, North Bruny Island, TAS, 22 January 2010

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Status: Completed
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On 22 January 2010, a Victa Airtourer 115/A1, registered VH-MTC, was landed safely on Miles Beach, Bruny Island, Tasmania. The pilot, being the sole occupant, shut down, exited and secured the aircraft before leaving it on the beach and walking away. The pilot was found deceased approximately 300 m from the aircraft. A post-mortem revealed the pilot had died as the result of a heart attack.

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General details
Date: 22 January 2010   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1222 EDT   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Miles Beach, North Bruny Island    
State: Tasmania   Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other  
Release date: 14 October 2010   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Victa Ltd  
Aircraft model 115  
Aircraft registration VH-MTC  
Serial number 112  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Cambridge Tas.  
Destination Bruny Island Tas.  
Last update 14 November 2018