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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71245
Last updated: 21 September 2019
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Date:09-JAN-2010
Time:12:30pm LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A185E Skywagon
Owner/operator:Cloud 9 Seaplanes
Registration: VH-ELQ
C/n / msn: 1851078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southport Aerodrome,NW of Tipplers Resort, South Stradbroke Island, QL -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tipplers Passage
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The seaplane flipped on take off injuring 2 of the 5 occupants.
A CRAB pot has been blamed for a bizarre accident that caused a sea plane to flip, leaving four people injured. Investigators said the fishing gear became entangled with the plane as it tried to take off, causing the weekend crash.
ATSB REPORT:" DURING THE TAKEOFF RUN,THE PILOT NOTICED VIBRATION AND BUMPS EMANATING FROM THE RIGHT FLOAT. THE PILOT REJECTED THE TAKE-OFF BUT AS THE AIRCRAFT SLOWED THROUGH 20 KNOTS,IT STRUCK A SANDBANK AND NOSED OVER,COMING TO REST INVERTED".

Sources:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/09/2788799.htm?section=justin
http://bayjournal.com.au/joomla/bayjournal/business/2322-stop-press-seaplane-crashes-at-tiplers.html
http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2010/01/09/177161_gold-coast-news.html
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au?category_id=12191
http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,26574907-5005962,00.html
FLIGHT SAFETY AUSTRALIA MAR-APR 2010 ISSUE 73


Images:

Photo of VH-ELQ courtesy AirHistory.net


Perth - Jandakot (YPJT / JAD)
10 September 1977; (c) Roger McDonald (via David Carter)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2010 23:40 VHKDK Added
09-Jan-2010 03:16 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2010 21:00 robbreid Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2010 23:33 CESSBLOKE Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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