On 14 April 2011, a Christen Eagle aircraft collided with terrain about 60 km north-east of Bangkok, Thailand. Both persons on board, one of whom was Australian and held a Recreational Aviation Australia pilot certificate, were fatally injured.
As the accident took place in Thailand, the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee (AAIC) of Thailand is responsible for its investigation. As part of its investigation, the AAIC requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to gather details of the Australian pilot's qualifications and experience. In accordance with clause 5.23 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Annex 13), the ATSB appointed an accredited representative to assist the AAIC and initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. The ATSB provided details of the pilot's qualifications and experience to the AAIC.
In accordance with Annex 13, the AAIC of Thailand is responsible for releasing the final investigation report on this occurrence.
Contact details for the AAIC are:
Acting Chief, Aircraft Accident Investigation Group
(Member & Secretary, the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee of Thailand)
Flight Standards Bureau
Department of Civil Aviation
71, Soi Ngarmduplee, Rama IV Road
Sathorn, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand
Tel: +66 2286 2933, Fax: +66 2286 2925
Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.