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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172552
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Date:29-DEC-2014
Time:18:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Airlines of Tasmania Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-PFT
MSN: 172S10759
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near Port Arthur, southern Tasmania -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cambridge Aerodrome (ICAO: YCBG)
Destination airport:Cambridge Aerodrome (ICAO: YCBG)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
The plane crashed into the water under unknown circumstances.
It is believed the occupants of the plane were filming yachts in the Sydney to Hobart race near the Tasman Peninsula.

ATSB Released interim report 27/01/2015 saying crash not caused by mechanical issue.

Sources:

https://www.watoday.com.au/breaking-news-national/light-plane-crash-in-southern-tasmania-20141229-3nax9.html?skin=text-only
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-29/light-aircraft-crashes-into-the-water-off-tasmania/5992052
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-30/debris-found-after-light-plane-crashes-during-sydney-to-hobart/5992298
http://www.news.com.au/national/tasmania/light-plane-crash-at-port-arthur/story-fnn32rbc-1227169598216
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/2789207/names-released-of-missing-plane-pilot-passenger/?cs=94
http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/two-bodies-found-in-missing-plane-off-tasmanias-south-east-coast/story-fnj4f7k1-1227170560320

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-192.aspx


Images:

Photo of VH-PFT courtesy AirHistory.net


Redcliffe (YRED)
14 July 2013; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2014 12:41 gerard57 Added
29-Dec-2014 12:57 Pineapple Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
30-Dec-2014 13:39 tasman26 Updated [Total fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
31-Dec-2014 07:29 tasman26 Updated [Source]
27-Jan-2015 12:39 tasman26 Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2015 18:12 tasman26 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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