Aircraft Incident/Accident Report

Inverloch American Samoa
Saturday, November 17, 2007

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
On November 17, 2007, at an unknown time, a Cessna 337G (Skymaster), Australian registration VH-CHU, descended into the ocean between Venus Bay and Cape Liptrap near Inverloch, Victoria, Australia. The pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. The personal flight departed from Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, about 0111 universal coordinated time (UTC) and was destined for Merimbula, NSW. The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Australian government. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from: Australian Transport Safety Bureau PO Box 967, Civic Square ACT 2608 15 Mort St., Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory Telephone: +61 2 6274 6440 Fax: +61 2 6247 3117 Internet:
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date11/17/2007 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event-- 
Event Time Zone-- 
Event CityInverloch 
Event State-- 
Zipcode of the event site-- 
Event Date Year2007 
Event Date Month11 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude384941S 
Event Location Longitude1454643E 
Event Location Airport-- 
Event Location Nearest Airport ID-- 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport-- 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWitness 
Time of the weather observation 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility ID-- 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observation-- 
Lighting Conditions-- 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions-- 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) -- 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)-- 
Variable Wind Indicator-- 
Wind Speed (knots)-- 
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust Indicator-- 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryFatal 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyForeign 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)-- 
NTSB Notification SourceATSB  
NTSB Notification DateMay 5 2008 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMay 12 2008 1:28PM 
User who most recently changed recordCOOS  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration Number-- 
NTSB NumberLAX08WA131 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartNon-U.S., Non-Commercial 
Type of Flight Plan filed-- 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft Fire-- 
Aircraft Explosion-- 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna 
Aircraft Model337G 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number-- 
Certified Max Gross Weight-- 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft-- 
Number of Engines-- 
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection-- 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT Installed-- 
ELT Activated-- 
ELT Aided Location of Event Site-- 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner Name-- 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner City-- 
Aircraft Owner State-- 
Aircraft Owner Country-- 
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?-- 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?-- 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator City-- 
Operator State-- 
Operator Country-- 
Operator Zip code-- 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on Board-- 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code-- 
Departure CityMoorabbin  
Departure State-- 
Departure CountryAS  
Departure Time111 
Departure Time ZoneUTC 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport Code-- 
Destination CityMerimbula 
Destination State-- 
Destination CountryAS  
Specific Phase of FlightCruise 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMay 12 2008 1:28PM 
User who most recently changed recordCOOS  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location-- 
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--