The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving a Bristell S-LSA aircraft, registered VH-YVF, at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, which occurred at about 0950 on 12 December 2019.
During final approach for a touch and go landing, the aircraft is reported to have pitched up steeply and yawed resulting in collision with terrain. The pilot, the only person on board, was seriously injured. The aircraft was substantially damaged.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will examine the accident site and the aircraft wreckage, interview air traffic control and other relevant personnel, and conduct data recovery.
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 December 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||9:50 AEDT||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Moorabbin Aerodrome||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Victoria||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Unknown|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||BRM Aero S.R.O.|
|Aircraft model||BRISTELL S-LSA|
|Operator||SOAR AVIATION AIRCRAFT HOLDING PTY LTD|
|Type of operation||Unknown|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|