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Old 3rd January 2018, 04:14 PM
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Collision with water involving a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft, VH-NOO, at Cowan Creek, NSW on 31 December 2017

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/...r/ao-2017-118/

An attempt will be made tomorrow (Thursday) to raise the aircraft.

Initial reports are that the aircraft is inverted with floats and a wing detached.
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Old 4th January 2018, 01:55 PM
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Hawkesbury River seaplane crash: Craft once used as a crop duster and had been 'destroyed'
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The seaplane that crashed in the Hawkesbury River on New Year's Eve, killing six people, has been recovered by police divers.

The main body of the 55-year-old de Haviland DHC-2 Beaver, including the engine, the front propeller and the tail, has been lifted out of the water.

The wreckage has been lowered onto a barge and it has been covered with a tarpaulin due to the sensitive nature of the operation.

All parts, including the plane's floats which were already recovered, will be taken to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in Canberra for analysis.

Earlier it was revealed in a report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that the craft was "destroyed" in a fatal accident 20 years ago.
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-0...rs-ago/9303448

Looks like the prop was not spinning on impact (engine failure)
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Old 8th January 2018, 06:19 AM
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I thought the way one of the prop blades was bent, it was spinning.
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Old 12th January 2018, 06:28 PM
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Interesting, I thought the way only one was bent meant it hit the water first and took the highest impact speed, thus the engine might have been seized prior to impact.
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Old 18th January 2018, 10:33 AM
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Sydney Seaplanes recommenced operations yesterday.

The press (like vultures) interviewing PAX
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Old 23rd January 2018, 02:15 PM
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Worth mentioning they resumed operations in the Caravans only in dual pilot mode until further notice.
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Old 23rd January 2018, 04:20 PM
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I saw Beaver floatplanes on two occasions over the Sydney Harbour and Manly Beach areas on Sunday , could they belong to a different company ?

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Old 23rd January 2018, 05:43 PM
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Cannot say for certain but I suspect you saw the competition:

http://sydneybyseaplane.com/about-us/

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHSWB

VH-AAM is their other bird.

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Old 31st January 2018, 10:41 AM
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Interim report out, aircraft appears to have been in a position it should not have been.

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications...r/ao-2017-118/
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Old 31st January 2018, 10:52 AM
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Interesting, I thought the way only one was bent meant it hit the water first and took the highest impact speed, thus the engine might have been seized prior to impact.
Certainly does suggest the prop was not spinning much on impact - otherwise you'd get more of a twisted distortion on all prop blades. Hard to tell if it was feathered, which would be more conclusive.
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