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Civil Aviation

VH-RSB hit the ground and caught fire after flying into a powerline near Merriton on 8 October, killing both the pilot and the single passenger on board and injuring rescuers. In its final report, the ATSB said the powerline was in the way of aircraft landing on the property’s grass runway.

Civil Aviation

Emergency services found a man’s body in Preston at around 7:30am on Monday, 18 March, after he fell from the basket of a balloon which subsequently landed safely in nearby Yarra Bend Park. Australian Aviation has not been able to confirm the operator of the balloon.

Civil Aviation

In its report into the incident last October, the safety watchdog found the pilot of VH-JUA had incorrectly set flaps to 40 degrees instead of 20 degrees, as recommended in the plane’s manual for a go-around and said the incident highlights the importance of correctly following checklists.

Civil Aviation

In its final report into the incident, the transport safety watchdog noted that neither the pilot of the Extra, VH-IOG, nor the Magni M16C Tandem Trainer gyroplane, G1850, heard each other’s broadcasts or saw the other aircraft until they were about 20 metres from colliding.

Civil Aviation

Two of the incidents, as reported by the Herald Sun, took place in October, and one in January. In at least two cases, oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling at around 11,000 feet as the fixed-wing planes were ascending, due to improper setting of compression instruments before take-off.

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General aviation and regional airline group Aviation Logistics, owner of Air Link, AirMed and Chartair, has signed a deal for 10 Vertiia aircraft with the option for 10 more, which could be in service starting from 2027 pending regulatory approval.

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