Date & Time: Jul 6, 2010 at 1745 LT
Type of aircraft:
GippsAero GA8 Airvan
Operator:
Registration:
VH-YBH
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Parkes - Orange
MSN:
GA8-08-131
YOM:
2008
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Pilot was performing a cargo flight from Parkes to Orange, New South Wales. On final approach, single engine aircraft was too low and hit the roof of a metal hangar located near the runway threshold. Aircraft stalled, hit the runway surface and lost its nose gear. It veered off runway and eventually collided with a metal hangar under construction. While the pilot was injured, the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the pilot.