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Last updated: 27 July 2021
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Date:Thursday 15 March 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator:West Coast Air Services
Registration: VH-PGA
MSN: 20800312
First flight: 1999
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Talbot Bay, WA (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The float equipped Cessna 208 Caravan I was on an aircraft familiarisation flight, when the pilot flared the aircraft late on final approach and landed hard resulting in substantial damage to the floats and airframe. The floats lost buoyancy and the aircraft subsequently sank.

Classification:
Heavy landing
Runway mishap

Sources:
» ATSB 201801158
» www.abc.net.au


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