On April 24, 2005, at 0030 coordinated universal time (UTC), a Cessna A150L airplane, Australian registry VH-UPS, impacted terrain while recovering from an aerobatic flight maneuver at Healesville, Victoria, Australia. The pilot was fatally injured; the airplane was destroyed. Royal Victorian Aero Club, Moorabbin Aerodrome, Victoria, was operating the airplane under the provisions of the Australian Civil Aviation Regulations.

The accident is under the jurisdiction of and is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Board. Further information can be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Board
15 Mort Street, Braddon ACT 2612, Australia
PO Box 967
Civic Square ACT2608 Australia

Phone: +61 2 6274 6464
Facsimile: +61 2 6274 6699
Web site

This report is for information purposes only, and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Australia.

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