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On 23 June 2015 at 1846 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Jabiru J 430 aircraft, registered F-PFAJ, sustained an in-flight breakup near Holzminden, Germany. The two occupants, a pilot and passenger, were fatally injured.

As the accident occurred in Germany, the Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU) of Germany is responsible for investigating this accident. As part of its investigation, the BFU has notified the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as the State of Manufacture of the aircraft. In accordance with clause 5.18 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative to liaise with the BFU and initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The schedule is the responsibility of the investigating state.

General details
Date: 23 June 2015 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1846 UTC  
Location   (show map):Holzminden, Germany Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: In-flight break-up 
 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: J430  
Aircraft registration: F-PFAJ 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
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Last update 14 November 2018