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The ATSB is investigating a landing accident involving Van's RV-6A, VH-TJM, at Starke Field ALA, Queensland, on 2 January 2017.

The aircraft landed heavily, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the aircraft flipped over and came to rest inverted. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries and the aircraft was substantially damaged.  

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will gather available information.

A report will be released within several months.

General details
Date: 02 January 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 12:17 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Starke Field (ALA) Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Serious 
Expected completion: April 2017  
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Amateur Built Aircraft 
Aircraft model: VAN'S RV-6A 
Aircraft registration: VH-TJM 
Serial number: 24498 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Unknown
Destination:Starke, Qld
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Last update 12 April 2017