Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with vessel involving Cessna 208, VH-ZWH, Berowra Waters, NSW, on 29 June 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The ATSB is investigating a water taxiing incident involving an amphibious Cessna 208 aircraft, registered VH-ZWH, at Berowra Waters, New South Wales, on 29 June 2019.

After completing a water landing in the designated landing area, the aircraft contacted a stationary small hire boat while at taxi speed.

As part of the investigation the ATSB will interview involved parties and witnesses, and gather additional information.

A final 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 those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 29 June 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1246 AEST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Berowra Waters   Investigation phase: Examination and analysis  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Taxiing collision/near collision  
  Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2019    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 208  
Aircraft registration VH-ZWH  
Serial number 20800399  
Operator Sydney Seaplanes  
Type of operation Charter  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Rose Bay, NSW  
Destination Berowra Waters, NSW  
Last update 09 October 2019