SYDNEY, Australia – Investigators in Australia have used pictures taken by a passenger and a witness on the bottom to assist piece collectively the final moments earlier than a seaplane crashed on New Yr’s Eve, killing the Canadian pilot and his 5 British passengers.
In an interim factual report, the Australian Transport Security Bureau additionally says New South Wales police have performed a re-enactment flight to ascertain the aircraft’s location utilizing the passenger’s pictures.
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Pilot Gareth Morgan, a former resident of North Vancouver, was flying the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver owned by Sydney Seaplanes when it crashed into the Hawkesbury River close to Sydney.
The bureau says its ongoing investigation will now deal with the aircraft’s flight path and the way it in comparison with the usual departure usually taken by different pilots, the pilot’s well being and medical historical past, the plane’s efficiency and dealing with traits, and comparable accidents in Australia and internationally.
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The interim report doesn’t embody any evaluation or findings by the bureau.
A preliminary report launched earlier this yr dominated out a chicken strike, contaminated gas and the aircraft breaking apart in flight as potentialities for the reason for the crash.