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Families waiting for Caboolture flight death answers

THE families of those aboard the doomed skydiving flight from Caboolture Airfield may have to wait a few more days before they are offered any reasons as to why the plane plummeted to the ground shortly after takeoff.

On March 22, a skydiving flight took off from Caboolture Airfield in a routine flight among clear flying conditions. Seconds later the Cessna 206 disintegrated in a fireball when it crashed to the ground, killing all onboard.

Skydiving instructors Glenn Norman and Juraj Glesk, sky diving customers Joseph "Joey" King and Rahuia "Rahi" Hohua and pilot Andrew Aitken did not stand a chance.

The preliminary report into the tragic crash was due within 30 days. However, with the deadline passed, the preliminary reasons into how and why will be a few more days yet.

An Australian Transport and Safety Bureau team retained several components for further examination as part of their report.

They include the aircraft's engine and related components, propeller, various flight control components, some cockpit instruments and parts of the pilot's seat.

An ATSB spokeswoman said the report was due "sometime this week".

The ATSB has conducted and is analysing a significant number of witness reports. The investigation will also include reviewing potentially related occurrences to identify if there any common aspects.

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