Accident Cessna 208 Supervan VH-UMV, Friday 20 October 2023
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Date:Friday 20 October 2023
Time:c. 07:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208 Supervan
Owner/operator:Skydive Australia
Registration: VH-UMV
MSN: 20800077
Year of manufacture:1986
Engine model:Honeywell TPE331-12JR-704TT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Barwon Heads Airport (YBRS), Connewarre, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Barwon Heads Airport, VIC (YBRS)
Destination airport:Barwon Heads Airport, VIC (YBRS)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The aircraft, a Cessna 208 Caravan, registration VH-UMV, sustained substantial damage subsequent to the forced landing shortly after takeoff from Barwon Heads Airport (YBRS), Connewarre, Victoria.
Five of the seventeen occupants onboard the single-engine skydiving airplane received unspecified but apparent minor injuries.
Preliminary information suggests that the aircraft was at about 600 feet after takeoff when the engine lost power. The aircraft descended over Lake Connewarre until the pilot force landed in a paddock at the shore of the lake. The main gear broke off and the aircraft slid to a stop.




Revision history:

20-Oct-2023 06:20 harro Updated
22-Nov-2023 19:46 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]

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