Date & Time: Sep 9, 2008 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
GippsAero GA8 Airvan
Cooinda - Cooinda
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The pilot was completing a local post maintenance test flight at Cooinda Airport. Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the engine failed. The pilot attempted an emergency landing in the bush but the aircraft collided with a telephone pole and came to rest. The pilot escaped with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Engine failure for unknown reasons.