Date & Time: Jul 6, 2010 at 1745 LT
Type of aircraft:
GippsAero GA8 Airvan
Landing (descent or approach)
Parkes - Orange
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.
Wrong approach configuration on part of the pilot.