THE wreckage of a fighter jet that crashed in Melbourne with two individuals onboard has been discovered.
A seek for Masterchef cameraman James Rose and pilot Stephen Gale continued on Tuesday with cops branding it a “restoration mission.”
MasterChef cameraman James Rose was onboard the aircraft[/caption]
The wreckage of the fighter jet has been discovered[/caption]
Pictured pilot Stephen Gale, the proprietor of the aviation firm Jetworks Aviation[/caption]
The pair have been onboard the jet that crashed into Melbourne‘s Port Phillip Bay on Sunday.
Skilled pilot Stephen Gale, the proprietor of aviation firm Jetworks Aviation is believed to be the second sufferer.
Helicopters from the Australian Maritime Security Authority, Victoria Police and the Coast Guard have been scouring the bay since Sunday.
Cops confirmed on Tuesday morning a big a part of the physique of the aircraft was discovered off the shore of Mornington.
An announcement learn: “Divers have searched the wreckage in the present day throughout what’s a fancy restoration.”
Police are set to go looking the wreckage as soon as it’s faraway from the water.
Beforehand a aircraft tyre and one other a part of the wreckage have been discovered within the bay.
Investigators are nonetheless working to find out what induced the 2 plane to collide mid-air, roughly 7.four miles west of Mornington.
It’s understood the 2 Viper S-211 Marchetti jet planes have been conducting a formation flight over the bay once they collided.
Rose’s jet plunged into the water, whereas the opposite was in a position to return to Essendon Airport – with two individuals onboard – together with off-duty Qantas captain Joanne Mein.
It’s understood Rose was filming for the TV collection Any Idiot Can Fly when the aircraft crashed.
The present is about instructing individuals with no expertise – together with Australian comic Tommy Little – the way to fly.
A Qantas spokesperson mentioned “The information has shocked the Qantas and Jetstar pilot communities and everybody’s ideas are with these households.
“We’ve reached out to these concerned and are offering no matter assist we are able to.”
Stephen Gale taught comic Tommy Little the way to fly as a part of a TV collection[/caption]