Heard thru someone that it's just been announced, anyone got anymore info nothing in the media as yet?
Edited at 2146EST, still nothing in the media perhaps didn't happen, was announced on ML radio station earlier this evening, lets hope it's a mistake!
No mistake :( Not much info
Four killed in Tassie plane crash
March 14, 2003
FOUR people died tonight when a light plane crashed on an island in Bass Strait.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority spokesman Peter Gibson said the four-seater Cessna 172 crashed on Trefoil Island off north-west Tasmania just after 6pm (AEDT), killing all aboard.
"Witnesses saw the plane in a steep dive before it crashed," Mr Gibson said.
"It is not known whether the plane was taking off or landing."
Mr Gibson said police were at the scene and investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau would visit the island tomorrow.
14th Mar 2003, 20:33
Heard a news report on the radio this morning that the aircraft was operating a charter flight and the 4 people included the pilot and 3 construction worker pax.:(
This report also suggested that the pilot lost control shortly after take off.
15th Mar 2003, 02:08
Sadly it appears too true. A/C apparently is RPI, C172. Local operator, (YSMI) and although I only knew him in passing, a lovely guy. Getting close to home I guess.................
1st Mar 2004, 13:10
2nd Mar 2004, 08:09
That is a pretty damning report, and should be distributed to every flight school for student pilots to read and in every charter operator's crew room for the same reason.
You might get away with it sometimes, but not all the time.
2nd Mar 2004, 08:50
Stallie thanks for bringing that up, think I'll sticky this for a while.