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CASA Australia and EASA lift grounding of GA-8 Airvan
25 July 2019

Australian and European regulators decided to lift the grounding of the GA8 Airvan.

The grounding came into effect on July 20, following a fatal accident on 14 July 2019, when a GA8 Airvan skydiving plane crashed in Sweden. At 4000 meters altitude, the aircraft suffered a separation of a wing.

Since the emergency AD was issued, CASA Australia informed EASA that the results of the physical inspection of the accident aircraft indicate that it appears to have been exposed to aerodynamic loads beyond those for which the type design is certificated.

No evidence was found to indicate that an unsafe condition exists or could develop that would warrant further grounding.