The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain of a Piper PA-32-300 aircraft, VH-CWK, near Moorabbin Airport, Victoria on 22 June 2021.
At 1205, the aircraft had been conducting circuit operations at Moorabbin Airport and collided with terrain approximately 1 km north of the airport at Heatherton.. Emergency services attended the accident site shortly afterwards and rescued the pilot, the sole occupant, from the wreckage. The pilot had been seriously injured and was transported to hospital. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include examination of the accident site and wreckage by ATSB investigators, and the collection of other relevant evidence, including recorded data and communications, air traffic control surveillance data, weather information, witness reports, aircraft operator procedures and maintenance records, and interviewing the pilot.
A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties, so that appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||22 June 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||12:05 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Moorabbin Aerodrome, 360° M 1Km||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Victoria||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Piper Aircraft Corp|
|Operator||Blue Demon Aviation Pty. Ltd.|
|Type of operation||General Aviation|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Moorabbin, Vic.|