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Airworthiness has limits – GA-8 Crash

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Airworthiness has limits

GA-8 Crash In-flight breakup, fatal (9), GippsAero GA8 Airvan, Sweden, 14 July 2019

A key issue for the investigation into this tragic accident, which killed 9, will be whether the aircraft broke up in flight because the aircraft’s loading or flying exceeded the type’s certified limits.
CASA, the airworthiness regulator for Australia, where the GA-8 was designed and built (‘State of Design’), concluded, within days of the accident, that there was enough evidence that limits were exceeded that the accident does not question the type’s airworthiness. Consequently, CASA lifted its precautionary suspension of flights. However, the IFA notes that the principal investigator, Sweden’s SKA, is still publicly reserving its opinion.
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