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Fatal Tanjil South crash - Gippsland- VIC 07-09-2018

Old 7th Sep 2018, 07:04
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Fatal Tanjil South crash - Gippsland- VIC 07-09-2018

A pilot has died following a plane crash in Tanjil South this afternoon (7 September).
The aircraft crashed in a paddock near Moe-Rawson Road about 2.35pm.
The single occupant died at the scene.
The exact cause of the crash is yet to be determined and will be investigated by Recreational Aviation Australia with assistance from police who will prepare a report for the Coroner.

(vicpolicenews.com.au/news/pilot-dies-in-tanjil-south-aircraft-crash)
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 07:10
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What a mess.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 07:13
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Judging from the photos it looks to be the replica Yak-3, moved to Latrobe valley about a year ago from Tyabb. Compare the markings from the photo to the you tube video: (Will not let me link)

Yak 9 Taxiing. Tyabb Airshow 2014

Condolences to the Pilot and his Family

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Old 7th Sep 2018, 07:45
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RAAus? looks like the genuine thing in the pics.



Unless ATSB has asked Raaus to do the initial inquiry ?
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The photo #4 is the Yak 9 formerly owned by Jim Wickham who sold it last February after a rebuild following a nose over. Relocated to Gippsland.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 09:28
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Was the Yak one of the new builds that were available from Russia?
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 10:09
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Was the Yak one of the new builds that were available from Russia?
If you Google the rego, a partial 'for sale' ad comes up on Hangar24/7, that suggests it was a new-build...
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DESCRIPTION. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a 'New Build' Yak 9U-M with low total time including 'Fresh' engine and propeller. In Australia, on the VH ...source
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 12:21
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Certianly not much of it left.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 22:39
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An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) statement said the light plane was a single-engine Yakovlev Yak-9UM warbird aircraft.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 23:16
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Very sad but nothing to do with RAAus this aircraft comes under AWAL.
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Yak incident

Keith Astrella, 69, from Berwick, has been identified as the pilot of the Yak that collided with terrain in Tanjil South.
Condolences to his family and friends.

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Originally Posted by Centrex View Post
Keith Astrella, 69, from Berwick, has been identified as the pilot of the Yak that collided with terrain in Tanjil South.
Condolences to his family and friends.
Condolences to his family. Very sorry to hear this. I remember going for a few rides with him in his 310 many years ago. He was a very friendly and approachable guy.
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What is known about the circumstances of the accident? Any witnesses or radio calls?
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 11:33
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Originally Posted by Centrex View Post
Keith Astrella, 69, from Berwick, has been identified as the pilot of the Yak that collided with terrain in Tanjil South.
Condolences to his family and friends.
Centrex, is this Keith who owned NXA?
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 11:45
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Without knowing him personally, the companies owning the two aircraft appear to be linked.
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Originally Posted by AussieNick View Post
Centrex, is this Keith who owned NXA?
That was the 310 he took me for a ride in. He purchased it in the US and flew it across the pacific with David Squirrell in the late 80's or early 90's.
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Originally Posted by StallsandSpins View Post
That was the 310 he took me for a ride in. He purchased it in the US and flew it across the pacific with David Squirrell in the late 80's or early 90's.
I did my 310 endo on that machine back in the day.

Sad to hear he's gone. Was a nice dude.
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What is known about the circumstances of the accident? Any witnesses or radio calls?
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I gather that there are credible witnesses to the whole event. It will be interesting to see how AWAL handle their end of the processes.
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 09:34
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It will be interesting to see how AWAL handle their end of the processes.
Why is that LeadSled, have they done something that contributed to this, in your expert opinion?
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