Initial notice


The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain of a Cessna 172, VH-EWE, that occurred near Moorabbin Airport, Victoria on 8 June 2018.

During final approach, the aircraft collided with terrain. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will be examining the site, retaining several components from the wreckage for further examination, interviewing witnesses and gathering 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.