Investigation number
AE-2024-004
Occurrence date
Location
Mount Beauty
State
Victoria
Investigation type
External Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Collision with terrain
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Fatal

On 27 April 2024, a Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau G109B glider, registered VH-GUM, collided with terrain at Mount Beauty, Victoria. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured.

In response to this accident, Gliding Australia commenced an investigation. As part of its investigations, Gliding Australia requested technical assistance from the ATSB to examine video footage of the accident.

To facilitate this support and to provide the appropriate protections for the information, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The ATSB has concluded work on the supplied video footage and provided the results to Gliding Australia on 20 May 2024.

Any enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to Gliding Australia.

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Aircraft Details
Model
G109B
Serial number
6222
Sector
Sport and recreational
Registration
VH-GUM
Operation type
Part 103 Sport and recreational aircraft
Manufacturer
Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau