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Accredited Representative to the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority investigation of a collision with terrain involving GippsAero, GA8 Airvan registered SE-MES, near Umea Airport, Sweden, on 14 July 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


On July 14 2019 a GippsAero, GA8 Airvan registered SE-MES, departed Umea Airport, Sweden, the aircraft subsequently collided with terrain north of Umea Airport. The pilot and eight passengers on board sustained fatal injuries.

The Swedish Accident Investigation Authority (SHK), is conducting an investigation into this accident. As Australia is the State of Manufacture of the aircraft, the SHK has requested an Accredited Representative from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) be appointed.

To facilitate this request, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The SHK is responsible for and will administer the release of the final investigation report into this accident.

Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority.


General details
Date: 14 July 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 14:09 Local   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Near Umea Airport, Sweden    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer GippsAero  
Aircraft model GA8 Airvam  
Aircraft registration SE-MES  
Operator Skydive Umea AB  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Umea Airport, Sweden  
Last update 19 June 2020