Port Phillip Bay fighter jet crash: MasterChef cameraman James Rose feared lifeless

A celebrated cameraman who labored on exhibits reminiscent of MasterChef has been revealed as one of many individuals feared lifeless in a horrific mid-air collision in Port Phillip Bay.

James Rose was on-board the jet that plummeted into the waters off the Mornington Peninsula on Sunday afternoon.

It’s understood he was filming for a brand new TV present when the jet he was in collided with one other.

Authorities confirmed on Monday morning the seek for Mr Rose and the pilot of one of many planes had resumed.

Three helicopters from the Australian Maritime Security Authority have joined Victoria Police Air Wing choppers to scour the water from above.

Volunteer marine rescue models are on boats looking the coast together with Water Police and uniformed law enforcement officials on the shoreline.

The 2 ex-military fighter jets collided mid-air roughly 12km off the coast, with Mr Rose’s jet plunging 20 metres into the water whereas the second airplane managed to return to Essendon Airport whereas elevating the alarm.

Mr Rose’s household had been current on the Mount Martha Life Saving Membership to listen to information from the search and rescue mission being carried out close by, the Herald Solar studies.

Harrowing audio captured the second one pilot issued a mayday name within the aftermath of the collision.

“Viper 1 … mayday, mayday, mayday,” the pilot of the surviving jet radioed in.

“I’m anticipating Viper 2 within the water … we are able to see a splash mark,” he stated after being requested in regards to the crash.

An enormous search and rescue mission continues on Monday morning for the 2 individuals on the downed airplane.

A airplane tyre and one other a part of the wreckage has been discovered within the bay.

The planes are believed to be operated by Jetworks Aviation, which runs 45-minute pleasure flights for a $7750 price ticket.

Simulating a army fighter jet expertise, the expertise guarantees ‘just one wing span separating the plane’ whereas flying.

“After you each equipment up and take the compulsory photographs (when you trying contemporary confronted), you’ll expertise your fight leaders transient to organize for the upcoming sortie,” the corporate’s web site reads.

“You and your wingman will concurrently depart Essendon Airport as a detailed formation pair.

“The 2 plane will carry out some air present fashion formation aerobatic manoeuvres earlier than separating into the ­dynamic fight formation. After crisscrossing over the bay in a contemporary dogfight, the 2 plane will return in formation passing near Melbourne’s lovely skyline.”

The Australian Transport Security Bureau (ATSB) will examine the mid-air crash, gathering proof from interviews, plane upkeep logs, recorded information, pilot info and documentation.

“The 2-seat, civilian-operated ex-military jet coach plane had been reported to be conducting a formation flight over the bay,” an ATSB assertion learn.

“After the collision one of many plane is reported to have misplaced management and subsequently impacted the water, whereas the second recovered to Essendon Airport.”

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