The ATSB is investigating the collision with water involving a Cessna 182, VH-WNR, off Moreton Island, Queensland, on 22 January 2020.
The aircraft departed Caloundra Aerodrome with the pilot and a passenger on board for a private flight, sightseeing around Moreton Island. At 1626, the pilot broadcast a Mayday call. A search and rescue operation was then initiated.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will examine wreckage recovered from the aircraft and review air traffic control recordings. The ATSB will also interview any witnesses and review aircraft records, pilot records and meteorological information.
A report will be released at the end of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
|Date:||22 January 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1626||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||North of Moreton Island, 22 km NNE Tangalooma||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Caloundra, Queensland|