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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246285
Last updated: 22 March 2021
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Date:28-DEC-2020
Time:14:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic MCR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dyn'Aero MCR-01 VLA
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-SIP
C/n / msn: 225
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Serpentine Airfield (YSEN), Hopeland, Perth, WA -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Serpentine Airport, WA (YSEN)
Destination airport:Serpentine Airport, WA (YSEN)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
A Dyn'Aero MCR-01, registered VH-SIP, departed Serpentine Aerodrome, Australia, to conduct a check flight after maintenance. The pilot was the sole occupant on board.
The pilot had conducted one previous check flight in VH-SIP earlier that afternoon, and was conducting the post-maintenance checks with a number of ground crew, including licensed aircraft maintenance engineers.
Witnesses reported that, on the second flight from runway 09, audible changes in the aircraft engine noise, and a noticeable change in aircraft performance at about 300 ft above ground level. They observed the aircraft slow and begin a left turn. Further change in the engine noise were heard before VH-SIP was observed to continue the left turn. Shortly after, the left wing dropped, and the aircraft entered a steep, nose-down rotating descent. The pilot was unable to recover control of the aircraft before impacting terrain.

Sources:

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/light-plane-crashed-near-serpentine-airfield-emergency-services-on-scene-ng-b881757181z
https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/emergency-crews-rush-to-plane-crash-near-serpentine-20201228-p56qiu.html
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-28/light-aircraft-crashes-at-serpentine-airfield-near-perth/13018024
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2020/aair/ao-2020-065/

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/2/57983_1163375518.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2020 07:16 gerard57 Added
28-Dec-2020 07:58 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2020 08:26 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source]
28-Dec-2020 09:53 Dmitriy Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
28-Dec-2020 12:14 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2020 16:29 RobertMB Updated [Source]
22-Mar-2021 18:10 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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