Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Glasair SH-2RG, Captain John Christopher Hender, VH-IDF: Accident occurred March 12, 2006 in Mildura, Victoria - Australia

Photo: John Christopher Hender and his 10-year-old son were killed when the aircraft crashed into a shed.

An inquest into a plane crash in north-western Victoria seven years ago has found that the pilot was flying with an expired certificate of airworthiness.

John Christopher Hender and Samuel Hender, 10, died when the home-made aircraft crashed into a shed in Mildura and burst into flames.

Mr Hender had failed to regain altitude after aborting an attempted landing at the nearby airport.

He was not allowed to carry passengers unless they were required for testing purposes, but decided to take his son flying on his birthday.

The coroner has recommended that children under 17 be prohibited from flying in any aircraft issued with an experimental class of airworthiness certificate.

Source:  http://www.abc.net.au

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