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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216017
Last updated: 12 April 2021
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Time:12:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic NG5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BRM Bristell S-LSA
Owner/operator:Soar Aviation
Registration: VH-YVX
C/n / msn: 284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stawell, VIC -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Melbourne (MBW)
Destination airport:Melbourne (MBW)
Investigating agency: ATSB
The BRM Aero Bristell light sport aircraft (LSA), registered VH-YVX, departed Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, with a pilot and passenger on board. The purpose of the flight was a navigation exercise in support of the pilot’s commercial pilot training requirements. Following an overfly of the intended waypoint at Stawell Airport, the aircraft was observed by witnesses to conduct a number of aerobatic‑type manoeuvres before control was lost. The pilot was unable to recover control of the aircraft before it impacted terrain. The occupants sustained significant injuries and the aircraft was destroyed.

The ATSB determined that, contrary to the aircraft’s limitations and the pilot’s qualifications, aerobatic manoeuvres were conducted during the flight, and immediately prior to the loss of control. The aircraft experienced an accelerated aerodynamic stall and entered into an upright, fully‑developed spin. Although the pilot did not consistently apply the manufacturer’s recommended spin recovery technique, recovery from a fully‑developed spin may not have been possible in the aircraft type.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report



Photo: ATSB

Revision history:

05-Oct-2018 05:24 Petropavlovsk Added
05-Oct-2018 05:30 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Country, Embed code, Plane category]
05-Oct-2018 09:37 geo Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Oct-2018 10:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Embed code]
05-Oct-2018 10:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
05-Oct-2018 10:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Photo]
05-Oct-2018 10:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
05-Oct-2018 11:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Oct-2018 14:04 Bus Driver Dan Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
05-Oct-2018 19:00 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Oct-2018 19:05 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:20 Iceman 29 Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 10:08 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 10:09 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
11-Jul-2020 05:55 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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