Crash landing at Tyabb


A PILOT was “shaken up” after his light aircraft suffered engine failure and was forced to crash land soon after take-off at Tyabb airfield.

The Searey amphibious single-engine plane was reported to have landed on the emergency east-west runway where it collided with a parked twin-engine Cessna 414, 10.30am, Wednesday 25 November.

Peninsula Aero Club president Jack Vevers said the plane was in the air for about eight seconds after reaching a height of “maybe 50 feet”.

The pilot was taken to Frankston Hospital with a sore back and for a general assessment.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau spokesman said the bureau would not be conducting a safety investigation into the incident as “doing so would be unlikely to uncover new safety issues or learnings”.

Mr Vevers said the PAC would be conducting its own inquiry. He estimated the damage bill to be around $20,000.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 1 December 2020


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