Date & Time: Jun 4, 2018 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
GippsAero GA10 Airvan
Operator:
Registration:
VH-XMH
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Test
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Desert
Schedule:
Mojave - Mojave
MSN:
GA10-TP450-16-101
YOM:
2016
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Mojave Air & Space Port on a test flight part of the certification program. En route, the pilots encountered an unexpected situation and decided to abandon the aircraft and to bail out. While both pilots were found uninjured, the aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a desert area located 15 miles from Edwards AFB and was totally destroyed.