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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209732
Last updated: 4 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Registration: VH-REY
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Georges River, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Bankstown, NSW
Destination airport:Bankstown, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft was being operated from a nearby river for water handling evaluation, and for the owner to obtain a floatplane endorsement. On the fourth takeoff, just before the aircraft was about to lift off the water, it rapidly nosed over and sank. The owner managed to escape from the aircraft immediately, but the training pilot was temporarily trapped and had to be cut from his seat belt. Neither of the occupants were injured in the accident.


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

Revision history:

22-Apr-2018 15:54 Pineapple Added

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