Transport Bureau confirm they'll investigate plane crash

THE Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed it will investigate a crash involving a Cessna 208 seaplane on Whitsunday Island.

During the approach on land last Thursday afternoon the seaplane bounced on the water and struck trees resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft.

There were 11 people on board the seaplane; the pilot and 10 passengers.

A 24-year-old woman was transported to Mackay Base Hospital with minor injuries as a result of the crash.

As part of the investigation, ATSB engineering and technical specialists will interview the pilot and passenger, gather aircraft and pilot documentation and review the weather conditions at the time of the crash.

And witnesses are asked to call the ATSB on 1800 020 616.


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