The Civil Aviation Safety Authority(CASA) of Australia has temporarily suspended the operations of GippsAero GA8 aircraft following a fatal GA8 aircraft accident on 14 July 2019 in Sweden during a skydiving flight.
Eight seater GippsAero GA8 single-engined utility aircraft manufactured by GippsAero of Victoria, Australia.
The temporary suspension will be for up to 15 days from midnight 20 July to midnight 03 August 2019 and affects all GA8 aircraft operating in Australia and all Australian registered GA8 aircraft operating overseas.
There are 63 GA8 aircraft registered in Australia out of a world-wide fleet of 228.
The GA8 is a single engine high wing aeroplane with fixed tricycle landing gear. In Australia the GA8 is used in a range of operations including charter, aerial work and parachuting.