Jabiru Crash Wedderburn NSW
Carl Holden writes
Read the story of the ultralight plane crash that changed my life.
I am one of the original founders of the recreational / ultralight / microlight aircraft flight in Australia.
In 2001 I flew in a Jabiru aircraft, re-assured by representations made by the pilot and manufacturer. We crashed on climb-out due Jabiru engine failure. There has never been a crash investigation of who, why and how this air crash occurred, nor the into the circumstances or representations made. There have been other Jabiru aircraft plane crashes after mine in 2001 that should have been prevented.
This is the story of my (Carl Holden’s) flight and crash in a Jabiru Aircraft from Wedderburn in 2001. The aircraft was claimed to be “fully GA certified” and had “just come off the GA register. Ron Bertram was the Pilot and claimed to be the Maintainer.
Bertram claimed he was a LAME (Licensed Aircraft Mechanical Engineer)…