Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with terrain - VH-KVT, 81 km NE of Winton, Queensland, 17 August 2009

Investigation number:
AO-2009-051
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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At about 1730 Eastern Standard Time on 17 August 2009, a Cessna Company U206G aircraft, registered VH-KVT, was being operated on a local flight on a property 81 km north-east of Winton, Queensland. The pilot was the only person on board. The only witness reported seeing the aircraft in a steep dive before losing sight of it behind slightly rising ground. The aircraft was later found to have collided with flat, open terrain in a steep nose-low attitude, resulting in serious damage. The pilot received fatal injuries.

Due to the limited evidence available, the investigation was unable to establish the reason(s) why the aircraft departed controlled flight and impacted the ground.

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Preliminary

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Preliminary report released 28 September 2009

At about 1730 Eastern Standard Time on 17 August 2009, a Cessna Company U206G aircraft, registered VH-KVT, was being operated on a local flight on a property 81 km north-east of Winton, Qld. The pilot was the only person on board. Following a steep dive, the aircraft collided with flat, open terrain in a steep nose-low attitude, resulting in serious damage. The pilot received fatal injuries.

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General details
Date: 17 August 2009   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1730 EST   Investigation level: Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 81 km NE of Winton    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 28 June 2010   Occurrence class: Operational  
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-KVT  
Serial number U20606450  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Serious  
 
Injuries
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 0 0 1
Total: 1 0 0 1
Last update 14 November 2018