April 27, 2024

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Date:
27-APR-2024

Type of Aircraft:
Grob G109B

Owner/Operator:
Private

Registration:
VH-GUM

MSN:
6222

Year of Manufacture:
1983

Engine Model:
Grob Werke Gmbh & Co GROB 2500 E1

Fatalities:
2 / Occupants: 2

Aircraft Damage:
Substantial

Location:
Mount Beauty Airport (YMBT), Mount Beauty, VIC – Australia

Phase:
Approach

Nature:
Private

Destination Airport:
Mount Beauty Airport, VIC (YMBT)

Circumstances:

**A devastating incident occurred at Mount Beauty Airport when a Grob G109B glider crashed during an approach to runway 32. The crash resulted in the tragic loss of both occupants, including a 39-year-old Melbourne mother, Kate Callingham, who was an influential figure in Melbourne’s arts and cultural scene. The pilot, a 73-year-old family friend, was performing a memorial flight to scatter ashes. Despite fine weather conditions, the glider encountered difficulties that led to the fatal accident. Emergency services responded promptly, but despite their efforts, both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is under extensive investigation by Victoria Police and the state’s gliding association to ascertain the precise cause of this heartbreaking event.**

Encountered issues on this flight or another? Carter Capner Law is expert in compensation and insurance claims arising out of accidents in light aircraft, helicopters, charter flights, balloons, commuter aircraft and airlines. We act for pilots, passengers, operators, aircraft owners and aviation employees worldwide. Call today on 1300 529 529 or click here to reach Carter Capner Law. Click on Client Showcase to view our history of aircraft accident compensation claims.