On Saturday 7 April 2012 at around 1830 EST, an Airborne XT912 micro-light aircraft, registered 32-7581, impacted a tree and windmill approximately 2.2NM from Cootamundra airport. The force of the impact and subsequent fire fatally injured the two occupants.
Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) is assisting the New South Wales police service with their investigation of this occurrence. In response to a request for assistance from RA-Aus officers, and in accordance with the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act (2003), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau initiated an External Investigation to facilitate the technical examination of an airspeed indicator instrument recovered from the accident aircraft.
Examination of the instrument has been completed and a report on the findings forwarded to RA-Aus on 4 September 2012.
Contact details for RA-Aus are www.raa.asn.au
Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
|Date:||07 April 2012||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||0827 UTC||Investigation level:||Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||2.2NM from Cootamundra Airport|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||11 September 2012||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||AirBorne Australia|
|Type of operation||Sports Aviation|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|