NTSB Identification: DEN06WA057.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 05, 2006 in Bankstown, Australia
Aircraft: Herde Lancair 360, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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On April 5, 2006 at 0455 UTC, 1455 Australian eastern standard time, an amateur-built Herde Lancair 360, Australian-registered VH-ZNZ, was destroyed when it impacted terrain shortly after takeoff from the Bankstown Aerodrome, Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia. The private pilot, the sole person on board the airplane, was fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The airplane was observed making a right turn after takeoff. The airplane descended and impacted the ground.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of Australia. Any further information may be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
15 Mort Street
Braddon ACT 2612
Australia

This report is for informational purposes only and contains information released by, or obtained from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

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