Le GippsAero GA8 Airvan

Posted on 08/08/2019 by



On 14 July 2019, a GA8 Airvan of Skydive Umeå crashed on Storsandskär, Sweden, killing all nine people on board.[11] Structural failure of a wing is suspected as a cause. The GA8 Airvan was grounded by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia, Civil Aviation Authority in New Zealand, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in the European Union.[12][13] The grounding order was issued on 20 July and was due to run until 3 August, but was lifted early as CASA found there is no evidence for an unsafe condition, and the EASA said the wrecked aircraft had been exposed to aerodynamic loads beyond certification.[14]



228 Airvan 8s were in service as of July 2019.[8]

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