Accident Cessna 421C Golden Eagle II VH-VPY, Friday 10 November 2023
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Date:Friday 10 November 2023
Time:c. 09:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 421C Golden Eagle II
Owner/operator:Davies Aviation Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-VPY
MSN: 421C0688
Year of manufacture:1979
Engine model:Teledyne-continental GTSIO-520-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:about 30NM E of Mooloolaba, Coral Sea, Sunshine Coast Region, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sunshine Coast Airport, QLD (MCY/YBSU)
Destination airport:Pago Pago International Airport (PPG/NSTU)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Cessna 421C Golden Eagle II suffered an engine failure and tried to return to Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY/YBSU), but ditched into the waters of the Coral Sea, about 30NM east of Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland.
Both occupants were rescued and the aircraft sank.

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Revision history:

10-Nov-2023 03:09 Geno Added
10-Nov-2023 04:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
10-Nov-2023 07:30 Pineapple Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
10-Nov-2023 09:07 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2023 09:13 RobertMB Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2023 09:16 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
19-Nov-2023 11:59 Petropavlovsk Updated [Source]
22-Nov-2023 19:45 harro Updated [Other fatalities]

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