NTSB Identification: LAX01WA084
Accident occurred Friday, January 26, 2001 in Newman, Australia
Aircraft: Cessna 310R, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On January 26, 2001, at 2204 hours local time, a Cessna 310R, VHHCP, descended into the ground while entering the traffic pattern for landing at Newman, Australia. The airplane, owned and operated by the Western Australian Police Force under the pertinent provisions of the Australian civil aviation regulations, was destroyed in the collision sequence. The Australian commercial pilot and three police officers sustained fatal injuries. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight on police business, which originated at Kiwirrkurra, Australia, on the evening of the accident at 1940 local time.

The accident is under the jurisdiction of, and is under investigation by, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Perth Regional Office. Further information can be obtained from:

ATSB, Perth Regional Office
P.O. Box 327
Belmont, WA 698

Telephone 61 8 9479 1655

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