Investigation number
AO-2007-018
Occurrence date
Location
Cecil Park
State
New South Wales
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation level
Systemic
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Engine failure or malfunction
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Serious

Preliminary report 5 April 2007

On 5 February 2007, a Cirrus SR22 aircraft, registered VH-HYY,
with a pilot and one passenger, was being operated on a private
flight from Canberra, ACT to Bankstown NSW. As the aircraft
approached the Cecil Park area, the pilot reported to air traffic
control that the engine had lost power and that he was attempting a
forced landing. Soon after, the aircraft impacted terrain close to
the M7 freeway in Cecil Park and both occupants sustained serious
injuries.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Canberra, ACT
Destination
Bankstown, NSW
Model
SR22
Serial number
928
Registration
VH-HYY
Operation type
Private
Damage
Destroyed
Manufacturer
Cirrus Design Corporation