The ATSB is investigating a collision with water involving Cessna 208B, VH-FAY, 185 km NE of Tokyo, Japan, on 27 September 2018.
During a ferry flight from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands to New Chitose Airport, Japan, the aircraft disappeared from radar over the Pacific Ocean. Parts of the destroyed aircraft were subsequently located during an air and sea search at the last recorded position, approximately 185 km north-east of Tokyo. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, has not been located.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will review available data and gather additional information.
A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||27 September 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||6:26 UTC||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Location:||185 km north-east of Narita International, Japan||Investigation type:||Occurrence Investigation|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Expected completion:||1st Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||Unknown|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Operator||CGG Aviation (Australia)|
|Type of operation||Business|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Saipan, Northern Mairiana Islands|
|Destination||New Chitose Airport, Japan|