Update: 28 January 2020
The investigation into the collision with terrain involving Cessna 208 Seaplane, VH-WTY, 11 km NE of Hamilton Island Airport, Queensland, on 28 January 2016 is continuing.
The report into the investigation is currently in the ‘Final report: Internal review’ phase. During this phase, final ATSB investigation reports undergo a rigorous internal review process to ensure the report adequately and accurately reflects the evidence collected, analysis, and agreed findings of the Safety Factor Review. Final investigation reports also undergo other technical and administrative reviews to ensure the reports meet national and international standards for transport safety investigations.
The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving a Cessna 208 seaplane near Hamilton Island, Queensland. During the approach to land, the seaplane bounced on the water and struck trees, causing substantial damage to the aircraft and minor injuries to one passenger.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB investigation team, comprising engineering and technical specialists, will:
- interview the pilot and passengers
- gather aircraft and pilot documentation
- review the weather conditions at the time of the accident.
Any witnesses are asked to call the ATSB on 1800 020 616.
|Date:||28 January 2016||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||15:28 EST||Investigation level:||Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Hamilton Island, NE 11 km (Chance Bay)||Investigation phase:||Final report: External review|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Minor|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Aircraft model||208 Caravan|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Hamilton Island, Qld|
|Destination||Chance Bay, Qld|