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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  
Location   (show map):2.2NM from Cootamundra Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 11 September 2012 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: AirBorne Australia 
Aircraft model: XT912  
Aircraft registration: 32-7581 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
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Last update 18 April 2018