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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70669
Last updated: 1 March 2021
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Time:3:15pm LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR22 GTS G3 Turbo
Owner/operator:Maltair Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-SLS
C/n / msn: 3308
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dent Island next to Hamilton Island - YBHM, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Great Barrier Reef Apt. - YBHM
Destination airport:Great Barrier Reef Apt. - YBHM
A PILOT has survived a light plane crash in waters off the north Queensland coast, authorities say.

The light aircraft crashed into water around Dent Island, which is beside Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, after an engine failure, about 3.15pm (AEST) wednesday, a spokesman said.

The male pilot was plucked from the water by boaties in the area and taken to the Hamilton Island medical centre complaining of back pain.

The RACQ CQ Rescue chopper will transport him to Mackay later today.

A few moments before the crash the pilot activated the CAPS (emergency parachute).

Sources: (photo)


Photo of VH-SLS courtesy

Avalon (YMAV / AVV)
10 March 2009; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

24-Dec-2009 02:08 Petro Added
24-Dec-2009 02:24 RobertMB Updated

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