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The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Van’s RV-6A, VH-OAJ, at Somersby (ALA), New South Wales that occurred on 18 March 2018.

During landing, the aircraft ran off the runway and collided with trees. The pilot was fatally injured.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will examine the wreckage and the site, interview any witnesses, 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 those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 18 March 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 16:25 ESuT Investigation phase: Evidence-Collection 
Location   (show map):Somersby (ALA) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Expected completion: 1st Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Amateur Built Aircraft 
Aircraft model: Van's RV-6A 
Aircraft registration: VH-OAJ 
Serial number: Q126 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Destination:Somersby, NSW
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Last update 03 April 2018