PA-32, collision with Terrain, Moorabbin Aerodrome, 22 June 2021
Occurrence Date
This page denotes the Transport Accident Investigation Commission work (begun in June 2022) assisting an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation into a June 2021 aircraft accident.

ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain of a Piper PA-32-300 aircraft, VH-CWK, near Moorabbin Airport, Victoria on 22 June 2021. The aircraft was conducting circuit operations and collided with terrain approximately 1 km north of the airport at Heatherton. The (sole occupant) pilot had been seriously injured and was transported to hospital. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact.

In accordance with Annex 13 to the ICAO Convention, ATSB requested New Zealand’s assistance to gather evidence from New Zealand based organisations. Section 8 (2)(e) of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission Act provides for TAIC to cooperate and coordinate with other accident investigation organisations overseas, including gathering evidence on their behalf.

The ATSB will release its final report at the conclusion of the investigation.