The ATSB is investigating an occurrence of engine and controllability issues involving a Cessna 206, registration VH-AEE, near Happy Valley, Fraser Island, Queensland on 29 January 2020.
During the initial climb from Happy Valley, the crew detected engine and controllability issues that resulted in a ditching and collision with water. The two crew sustained minor injuries. The substantially damaged aircraft was recovered.
As part of the investigation, ATSB investigators will interview the crew and collect other evidence, including maintenance records.
Should any safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.
|Date:||29 January 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||13:22 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Happy Valley, Fraser Island||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Minor|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Business|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||near Happy Valley, Queensland|
|Destination||near Happy Valley, Queensland|