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Hard landing causes float plane to sink

Staff reportersBroome Advertiser

Air safety chiefs have been made aware of an incident in which a float plane with two pilots on board made a hard landing and eventually sank at Talbot Bay, in the Kimberley.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority said that as a result of the landing on March 15, the Cessna 208’s float was damaged and filled up with water.

No passengers were on board the private flight and no one was injured.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau said it was made aware of the incident on March 16 but was not investigating.

“We’re here to improve transport safety—if we deem that its necessary for us to get an outcome that improves transport safety for the public then we will investigate,” an ATSB spokesperson said.

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