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Updated 20 December 2016

The additional investigative work has been completed and the draft report is being finalised. The draft is now anticipated for release to directly involved parties (DIP) for comment in February 2017. Feedback from those parties over the 28-day DIP period on the factual accuracy of the draft report will be considered for inclusion in the final report.

 

Updated: 9 August 2016

Completion of the draft investigation report has been delayed by competing team member priorities and workload and the requirement for additional investigative work. This includes seeking further information from a number of sources.

The report is now anticipated for release to directly involved parties (DIP) for comment in October 2016. Feedback from those parties over the 28-day DIP period on the factual accuracy of the draft report will be considered for inclusion in the final report.

 

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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.

 
General details
Date: 28 January 2016 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 15:28 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Hamilton Island, NE 11 km (Chance Bay) Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Queensland  
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Minor 
Expected completion: November 2017  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 208 Caravan 
Aircraft registration: VH-WTY 
Serial number: 20800522 
Type of operation: Charter 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Hamilton Island, Qld
Destination:Chance Bay, Qld
 
 
 
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Last update 22 August 2017