The pilot and passenger of a small military-style jet that crashed into the water off the coast of Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula are currently the focus of a search and rescue operation. The crash occurred after the pilot and passenger were involved in a collision in midair.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Amsa) said that on Sunday afternoon, two light aircraft were involved in a collision above Port Phillip Bay, with one of the planes ultimately crashing into the ocean as a result.
According to Amsa, the two planes in question were jets of the type known as the Viper S-211 Marchetti, which are commonly employed by the military for the purpose of training personnel. When the accident occurred, the aircraft were reportedly taking part in a civilian-operated formation flight, as reported by the AAP newswire.
Following that, the second aircraft, which had also been carrying two people, was able to land safely at the Essendon airport on Sunday.
There were reports of a plane crash near Port Phillip Bay at approximately 1:45 in the afternoon, and emergency services were rushed to the area. Mount Martha is located approximately 12 kilometers to the west of Port Phillip Bay.
a medical transport ambulance The paramedics in Victoria handed over responsibility for the event to the police by the evening of Sunday, despite the fact that they had participated earlier in the day.
In addition to water police and volunteer maritime rescue groups, the authorities said that there were also three rescue aircraft scanning the region. After the plane had crashed, the location of the wreckage of the plane was found and mapped out.
Amsa was in charge of coordinating the response, and the group announced that it would continue searching for the two people who went missing until it became dark outside.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was in charge of conducting the early stages of the inquiry into the collision that occurred.