Sunday, September 09, 2018

Yakovlev Yak-9UM, VH-YIX: Fatal accident occurred September 07, 2018 in Victoria, Australia

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA258
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Friday, September 07, 2018 in Victoria, Australia
Aircraft: YAKOVLEV YAK-9UM, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On September 7, 2018, about 1933 coordinated universal time a Yakovlev Aircraft YAK-9UM airplane, VH-YIX, impacted terrain during a local flight that departed from the Latrobe Valley Airport, Victoria, Australia. The pilot in command was fatally injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The personal flight was owned and operated by a private individual and operated under the pertinent civil regulations of the government of Australia.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the ATSB. Further information pertaining this accident may be obtained from: 

P.O. Box 967, Civic Square
Canverra A.C.T. 2608
Tel: (61) 2 6230-4408 
Fax: (61) 2 6274-6434

A pilot has died in a light plane crash in a paddock in Gippsland, in Victoria's east.

Police said the plane crashed in a paddock in Tanjil South, around 10 kilometres north of Moe, about 2:35pm.

The pilot was the only person in the plane, police said.

Police said they were assisting Recreational Aviation Australia with its investigation into the cause of the crash.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) statement said the light plane was a single-engine Yakovlev Yak-9UM warbird aircraft.

"Initial information provided to the ATSB indicates the aircraft has collided with terrain, approximately 20km west of Latrobe Valley Regional Airport," the statement said.

"Five Transport Safety Investigators from Brisbane and Canberra will travel to the accident site shortly to begin the evidence collection phase of the investigation.

"This will include the examination of the wreckage, interview witnesses, and obtain any available recorded data for analysis, amongst other activities.

"The evidence collection phase will define the size and scope of the investigation and determine the expected timeframe for the completion of a final report."

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