A skydiving plane that crashed shortly after take off at Caboolture, killing five people. Photo: Seven News
A skydiving plane that crashed shortly after take off at Caboolture, killing five people. Photo: Seven News

Cessna owned by fatal plane crash firm in forced landing

AIR crash investigators failed to find out three years ago why a plane associated with the company involved in Saturday's deadly Caboolture skydiving accident conducted a forced landing on a gravel road, leaving two skydivers severely injured.

On Saturday, a Cessna 206 being operated by Adrenalin Skydivers Pty Ltd crashed and exploded at Caboolture Airport about 60 kilometres north of Brisbane on Saturday, killing all five on board.

The Cessna involved was registered to Queensland company Adrenalin Skydivers Pty Ltd.

On August 12, 2010, a Cessna VH-TZV registered to the company and carrying six parachutists, took off near Gladstone on the central Queensland coast.

When the single-engine plane reached a height of about 350 metres, the engine cut out, according to an ATSB investigation report.

"Seconds after losing power the engine momentarily surged before again losing power. The pilot noted that the engine's propeller was windmilling, which indicated the engine had not seized and a restart was attempted," the report said.

More on this story at Brisbanetimes.com.au



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