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The ATSB is investigating an aircraft accident involving a Cessna 310R aircraft, registered VH-JMW, that occurred about 40 km SSW of Port Macquarie, NSW on 28 October 2017.

The aircraft collided with terrain, fatally injuring the two persons on board.

The ATSB deployed a team of four investigators to the accident site with expertise that includes aircraft operations, engineering and maintenance.

While on site, the team will be examining the site and wreckage, gathering any recorded data, and interviewing any witnesses.

The ATSB will release a preliminary investigation report in approximately 30 days. A final report into the accident may take approximately 12 months to complete.

However, should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 28 October 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 16:00 ESuT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Port Macquarie, 40 km SSW Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Fatal 
Expected completion: September 2018  
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: T310R 
Aircraft registration: VH-JMW 
Serial number: 310R1802 
Operator: Burley Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Toowoomba, Qld
Destination:Johns River, NSW
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Last update 30 October 2017