Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Three Killed in Renmark Crash

Three people were killed instantly yesterday afternoon when their Cessna Conquest 441 crashed on take off from a small country airport north east of Adelaide in South Australia. The aircraft was on a training flight and had previously flown up from Adelaide, it was on its return sector when things went bad. Several aircraft in the area reported picking up an ELT (Electronic Locator Transmitter) activation and a search and rescue was put into place immediately.
The Rossair charter plane and its 3 passengers were found by a police search crew about 2.5 klms west of the Renmark Aerodrome at 7:10pm SA time.
The incident is the worst plane crash in South Australia since eight people on board a Whyalla Airlines flight were killed when it crashed into the Spencer Gulf in May 2000.

Aircraft Information

Aircraft: Cessna 441 Conquest II
Operator: Rossair Charter Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-XMJ
Serial Number: 4410113
Departure airport:Renmark (YREN)
Destination airport:
Adelaide (YPAD)
My thoughts and prayers go out to the immediate families and of course the staff at Rossair.

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