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External assistance to Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) - Fatal Accident - Evektor Sportstar 24-4148 – 12 km SE Bindoon ALA, WA

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On 21 December 2007, an Evektor Sportstar, Recreational/ Light Sport Aircraft registration 24-4148 was involved in a fatal accident 12 km SE of Bindoon ALA. Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) staff commenced an investigation into the occurrence. Three Global Positioning System (GPS) units were recovered from the accident site.

On 9 April 2008, RA-Aus requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to recover the data from the GPS units. No analysis of the data by the ATSB was sought by RA-Aus. To protect the information supplied by RA-Aus and the investigative work undertaken to assist RA-Aus, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

Data was successfully recovered from all three GPS units in May 2008 by ATSB Technical Analysis staff and subsequently provided to RA-Aus investigators.



Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

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General details
Date: 21 December 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0745 WSuT   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 12 km SE Bindoon ALA    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 17 July 2008   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Evektor Aerotechnik  
Aircraft model Sportstar  
Aircraft registration 24-4148  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 1 0 2
Total: 1 1 0 2
Last update 03 April 2020