Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical assistance to RA-Aus in the assessment of aircraft instrumentation - Collision with terrain, XT912 Microlight trike, reg 32-7581, near Cootamundra NSW, 7 April 2012

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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.


General details
Date: 07 April 2012   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0827 UTC   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 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 details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer AirBorne Australia  
Aircraft model XT912  
Aircraft registration 32-7581  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Last update 03 April 2020