Date & Time: Jan 28, 2016 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:
Registration:
VH-WTY
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hamilton Island - Whitsunday Island
MSN:
208-0522
YOM:
2010
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine float equipped aircraft left the harbor of Hamilton Island on a local flight to the neighboring island of Whitsunday with a pilot and 10 tourists on board. The approach to the Chance Bay was tricky with rough sea. Upon landing, the seaplane bounced several times and then continued over the beach. It eventually went into a wooded area, cut several trees and came to rest in a forest. Six occupants were injured while five others were unhurt. The aircraft was destroyed.