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The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving Cessna 206, VH-WZX, operated by Bush Pilots Australia, at Apollo Bay, Victoria, on 31 January 2018.

The single-engine aircraft, with a pilot and five passengers on board, was landing on runway 27 in a crosswind. While landing, the aircraft bounced and the pilot conducted a go-around. During the go-around, the aircraft’s undercarriage struck a fence and the right wing struck a tree. The aircraft sustained minor damage. There were no injuries.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and gather additional information.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 31 January 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 15:15 ESuT  
Location   (show map):Apollo Bay Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Expected completion: June 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: U206G 
Aircraft registration: VH-WZX 
Serial number: U20605982 
Operator: Bush Pilots Australia 
Type of operation: Charter 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Apollo Bay, Vic.
Destination:Apollo Bay, Vic.
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Last update 06 February 2018