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Old 21st July 2019, 11:23 AM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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Default Airvan8 Grounded (Temp) after Swedish Crash

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has suspended operations of the GippsAero GA8 aircraft for 15 days as a precaution, as investigations continue into the cause of the crash near Umea in northern Sweden on July 14.

All nine people on the skydiving flight died in the crash.

"While we gather more information about that, we thought it was prudent to put them on the ground," CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said.

Swedish authorities have expressed concern that the aircraft may have broken up during the flight.

The GA8 is manufactured in Australia by GippsAero, which is based in the Latrobe Valley.
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