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The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving Cessna 210B, VH-DBU, 30 km NW of Albany Airport, WA, on 24 October 2017.

The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was fatally injured.

As part of the investigation, the Transport Safety Investigators will examine the site and wreckage, interview witnesses and gather available recorded data.

Any witnesses to the accident are requested to contact the ATSB on 1800 020 616.

General details
Date: 24 October 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 11:15 WST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Albany Airport, NW 30 km Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Fatal 
Expected completion: October 2018  
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210B 
Aircraft registration: VH-DBU 
Serial number: 21057989 
Operator: Regional Care 
Type of operation: General Aviation-Unknown 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Albany, WA
Destination:Bunbury, WA
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Last update 25 October 2017