Incident Helio H-295 Super Courier VH-KTY, 31 Mar 1997
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Date:31-MAR-1997
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Helio H-295 Super Courier
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-KTY
MSN: 1430
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:41km S of Moruya, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Tilba Lake, NSW
Destination airport:YMRY
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The seaplane took off from a coastal lake in strong gusting winds associated with passing squalls. As it approached the coast and flew over the beach at low altitude, it descended until the left float struck the top of a wave. The aircraft nosed over into the ocean and began to sink. The pilot and passenger vacated the semi-submerged aircraft uninjured.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/199701208/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930793/199701208.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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