Date & Time: Sep 9, 2008 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
GippsAero GA8 Airvan
Operator:
Registration:
VH-KNE
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Test
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cooinda-Cooinda
MSN:
GA8-05-128
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Shortly after take off, the engine failed. The pilot made a safe landing in the bush but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The pilot who was conducting a test flight after maintenance was injured.