On 12 October 2009, a 'Boorabee' ultralight aircraft, registered 19-1418, being operated on a private flight from Renmark, Vic. to Casino, NSW, impacted the ground approximately 37 km west-south-west of Hay, NSW. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was fatally injured. In assisting the NSW Police in their investigation of this accident, Recreational Aviation Australia Inc (RA-Aus) requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in the recovery of information from a portable Global Positioning System (GPS) unit recovered from the accident site.
To protect the information supplied by RA-Aus to the ATSB and investigative work undertaken to assist RA-Aus, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (TSI Act). The ATSB completed its recovery of data from the Garmin® GPS72 portable GPS receiver (serial No: 82377157) and provided the data to RA-Aus in the interests of transport safety, under the provisions of section 61 of the TSI Act.
Contact details for RA-Aus are at Website: www.raa.asn.au
Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
|Date:||12 October 2009||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||ESuT||Investigation level:||Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||37 Km WSW of Hay, NSW|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||15 December 2009||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||TL Ultralight|
|Type of operation||Sports Aviation|
|Damage to aircraft||Serious|
|Departure point||Renmark, Vic|