Fuselage found at Bellarine plane crash site

February 12, 2016 BY

POLICE have recovered the fuselage of the plane that crashed off the coast of the Bellarine Peninsula on January 29.

Search and rescue divers and water police brought the wreckage of the plane’s main compartment to the surface on Saturday afternoon.

The engine block, propeller and part of the fuselage were found on the seabed at a depth of 33 metres about four kilometres offshore between Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads.

The wreckage was found using a remote operated vehicle and taken by barge to Williamstown to be inspected by investigators.

A 68-year-old Noble Park man, a 63-yearold Black Rock woman, a 65-year-old Black Rock man and a 55-year-old Mordialloc man were on board the aircraft that took off from the Moorabbin Airport on February 3.

Three bodies have been located, however, the fourth body is yet to be found.