Treestrike Kills Pilot Short of Runway

Thursday, June 27, 2013
By George Hatcher

A privately owned Cirrus SR22 en route from from Moorabbin Airport was on landing approach when it struck trees and crashed in Boxwood. The plane crashed north of Benalla a city in northeastern Victoria, Australia.

The plane impacted trees near the private airstrip.

The 51 year old pilot died at the scene.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and CASA are investigating.

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