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.
|Date:||14 July 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||14:09 Local||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Near Umea Airport, Sweden|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft model||GA8 Airvam|
|Operator||Skydive Umea AB|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Umea Airport, Sweden|