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ATSB releases preliminary report into Metro III collision with water
19 June 2008

The Australian ATSB released a preliminary report on the accident involving a Metro III. On 9 April 2008, a Metro III aircraft departing Sydney, NSW was observed on radar to be turning contrary to air traffic control instructions. The pilot reported that he had a slight technical fault. Recorded radar data showed the aircraft then completed a turn to the left before turning back to the right and disappearing from radar at an altitude of 3,900 ft. Searchers later discovered a small amount of aircraft wreckage floating in the ocean, south of the last recorded radar position. The investigation is continuing. (ATSB)