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The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a BRM Aero S.R.O. Bristell S-LSA, VH-YVX, near Stawell, Victoria on 5 October 2018.

The aircraft collided with terrain and the pilot and passenger were seriously injured. Four investigators from Brisbane and Canberra travelled to the accident site to begin the evidence collection phase of the investigation. This will include the examination of the wreckage, interviewing witnesses, and obtaining any available recorded data for analysis, amongst other activities.

A report will be published at the completion of the investigation. However, should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties.

General details
Date: 05 October 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1300 AEST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):near Stawell Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: BRM Aero S.R.O. 
Aircraft model: Bristell S-LSA 
Aircraft registration: VH-YVX 
Serial number: 284 
Operator: Soar Aviation Aircraft 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Moorabbin, Vic.
Destination:Moorabbin, Vic.
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Last update 09 October 2018