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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.


General details
Date: 12 October 2009 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: ESuT  
Location   (show map):37 Km WSW of Hay, NSW Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 15 December 2009 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: TL Ultralight 
Aircraft model: Boorabee 
Aircraft registration: 19-1418 
Serial number: - 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Serious 
Departure point:Renmark, Vic
Destination:Casino, NSW
Fatal: 1001
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Last update 14 November 2018