Saturday, September 8, 2018

Cessna U206G , VH-LHQ: Accident occurred March 06, 2018 in Southport, Australia

Collision with water involving Cessna 206 floatplane, VH-LHQ, Southport Broadwater, Queensland, on March 06, 2018 

An investigation has been launched the collision with water of a Cessna 206 floatplane, registered VH-LHQ, Southport Broadwater, Queensland, on 6 March 2018.

At about 1040 local time, during take-off, the aircraft’s nose dropped and collided with the water. The pilot and the two passengers on board were not injured.  Subsequent inspection of the aircraft identified the float’s forward spreader bar had failed.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview relevant persons, including the pilot, and obtain other necessary information.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

https://www.atsb.gov.au

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA240
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, March 04, 2018 in Southport, Australia
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration:
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 4, 2018, about 1040 local time, a Cessna U206G airplane, VH-LHQ, was substantially damaged when it impacted water during takeoff near Southport, Queensland, Australia. The pilot and two passengers were not injured.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Australia. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Australia. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
P.O. Box 967, Civic Square
Canberra A.C.T. 2608
Australia
Tel: +612 6274 6054
Fax: +612 6274 6434
www.atsb.gov.au

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