The ATSB is investigating an engine power loss and forced landing involving a PT6 engined Piper Aircraft Corp. PA-36 aircraft, registered VH-TVU, near Latrobe Valley Airport, Victoria.
During initial climb, the engine power reduced and the pilot conducted a forced landing in a paddock. During the landing, the landing gear collapsed resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview witnesses and gather additional information.
A 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 relevant stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
|Date:||12 August 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0830 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||2km ENE Latrobe Valley Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Victoria||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Piper Aircraft Corp|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Latrobe Valley, Victoria|
|Destination||Coffs Harbour, NSW|