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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232592
Last updated: 30 January 2020
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Date:29-JAN-2020
Time:13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206G Stationair 6 II
Owner/operator:Air Fraser Island
Registration: VH-AEE
C/n / msn: U206-05226
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Coral Sea, offshore Happy Valley, Fraser Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Cessna U206G Stationair 6 II (Robertson STOL conv.) ditched into the waters of the Coral Sea offshore Happy Valley, Fraser Island, Queensland, and partly submerged. The two occupants swam to shore with minor injuries.
The aircraft has been recovered from the ocean, the engine and wings had separated from the fuselage.

Sources:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/men-swim-to-shore-after-plane-crashes-into-sea-off-fraser-island-20200129-p53vud.html
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-30/pilot-of-crashed-air-fraser-plane-speaks-prior-incidents/11913470
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7941245/Plane-crashes-ocean-Fraser-Island-witnesses-report-people-swimming-near-wreckage.html
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Happy+Valley/@-25.3403266,153.2022234,3696m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!3m7!1s0x0:0x4e7a53eba69f0b33!5m2!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d-25.3403266!4d153.2022234?hl=en-us
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-29/plane-crashes-off-fraser-island-survivors-swim-ashore/11910632

Cessna 206 Stationairs VH-UPK, VH-BNX
https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft-register?search_api_views_fulltext=&vh=AEE&field_ar_serial=

https://www.flickr.com/photos/qfa744/27413530026 (photo)

Photo of wreckage: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-30/wreckage-of-plane-that-crashed-off-fraser-island/11912370
CH9 News


Images:

Photo of VH-AEE courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
18 December 1984; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jan-2020 05:03 Geno Added
29-Jan-2020 05:56 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Jan-2020 14:33 harro Updated [Source]
29-Jan-2020 16:41 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
30-Jan-2020 08:14 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
30-Jan-2020 10:15 Petropavlovsk Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Jan-2020 12:41 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2020 12:42 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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