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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 type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Miles Beach, North Bruny Island Occurrence type:Miscellaneous - Other 
State: Tasmania Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 14 October 2010 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
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.
 
 
 
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Last update 13 May 2014