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The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving a Sling-4 Amateur Built Aircraft, VH-BEG, at Caloundra Airport, Queensland on 12 August 2017.

At approximately 1145 (EST) the Sling-4, registered VH-BEG, collided with terrain near the end of runway 05. There were four people on board. The pilot and one passenger were seriously injured and two other passengers received minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

As part of this investigation, the ATSB will interview those that were on board and are seeking any witness reports and video recordings/photographs that might assist in the investigation.

Witnesses are requested to contact the ATSB on 1800 020 616 or email ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au.


General details
Date: 12 August 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 11:45 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Caloundra Airport Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Serious 
Expected completion: January 2018  
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Amateur Built Aircraft 
Aircraft model: SLING-4 
Aircraft registration: VH-BEG 
Serial number: 035 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Brisbane, Qld
Destination:Caloundra, Qld
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Last update 22 December 2017