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Old 28th Jan 2016, 06:01
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Aircraft crash Whitsundays

Just heard news of an aircraft with 11 POB having crashed in the waters off Hamilton Island.

RACQ Rescue helicopter en route.
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11 POB - C208B?
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One person injured after seaplane crashes in Whitsundays | Mackay Daily Mercury

UPDATE: The Australian Transport Safety Bureau said they have received reports of an incident.

A spokesman said they were still gathering information on the incident and no decision had been made on whether it would be investigated.

It is believed the aircraft may be a Cessna 208.


EARLIER: A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a seaplane crashed about 3.37pm six nautical miles of Hamilton Island.

She said 11 people were on board the plane at the time of the crash and one person is believed to have suffered minor injuries.

The spokeswoman said they are still on scene assessing patients.

The RACQ CQ Rescue crew are on their way to the site of a plane crash near Hamilton Island.
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 07:59
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1 minor injury..that's good news..float planes are no picnic when they're in the water..
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float planes are no picnic when they're in the water..
Better than a 'plane with no floats in the water...
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 09:00
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ABC news saying that it overturned after it "clipped a wave".


Woman injured in seaplane crash near Hamilton Island - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 21:56
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Updated media reports

Latest media reports seem to be leaning towards the aircraft having encountered larger than expected waves, skidding onto the beach and colliding with vegetation. Seems to suggest the expected deceleration after touch down with the aircraft coming down off the step didn't occur and the aircraft's continued onto the shore with some speed. There's been no further mention of the plane having flipped over.

Woman injured in Whitsundays seaplane crash - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 03:35
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Not the first time a Caravan has come clean out of the water. They might have to look at the bulkhead as it possibly bent when it hit the vegetation.
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Looks like it's come off the water at considerable speed

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Old 29th Jan 2016, 06:42
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We all saw the word "Retrieve" in the news article and assumed they were going to be able to patch it up and fly it out...pretty sure it's going to be "Retrieved" on the back of a truck seeing that photo! Poor girl

And yeah Lookleft, pretty sure they'll want to inspect the Bulkhead on her as well...If I were you I'd definitely send them an email to make sure they give it a thorough looking over incase they didn't think about it!

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Old 29th Jan 2016, 06:50
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"Police said the pilot was making a routine water landing at Chance Bay when the aircraft hit large waves, skidded onto the beach and crashed into vegetation."


Must have been a tsumani from behind!
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Well they do say a picture is worth a thousand words! Certainly does in this case.
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I think you are correct Lookleft, that bulkhead may be slightly bent.
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 07:30
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is that photo of the accident in question? from what i have been told, and described to me, is that the aircraft is salvageable, and will be flying in no time. with minor front end damage only.. that image above, doesnt look like its salvageable.
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Shows how tough the guts of these things are.!
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 07:36
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is that photo of the accident in question?
well the rego matches as per previous post in the thread.

"does not look salvageable" is putting it mildly!

It may be salvageable, for some parts
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As it has yet to be said, I am compelled to be the first to say: That'll buff out!
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 09:37
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Certainly bounced a long way off that wave!
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