Plane flips at Tyabb


plane flippedA PILOT from Albury and his young female passenger escaped injury when their light plane flipped onto its roof when landing at Tyabb airfield last Saturday morning at about 7.15.

The pair had flown from Albury, leaving just before 6am.

The Cessna 182S Skylane was halfway along the runway when it flipped and sustained “substantial” damage, according to the Aviation Safety Network website.

The cause of the incident has not been released.

Police and Tyabb CFA volunteers were called to the airfield and the plane was later removed by crane.

It was the second incident at Tyabb airfield in the past month. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating a minor mid-air collision between two light planes at the airfield on 10 November.

The investigation is not expected to be completed until March next year. It was the first mid-air accident at Tyabb since it opened in 1965.

Airfield owner Peninsula Aero Club is holding its biennial air show next March.


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