Aviation safety investigations & reports

Accredited Representative (State of Manufacture) - Total power loss and collision with terrain - Jabiru J230 - N365R - near Gull Lake, New York, USA on 16 August 2012

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 16 August 2012 at approximately 1245 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Jabiru J230 aircraft, registered N365R, was substantially damaged when it ditched in Gull Lake, New York, USA, following a loss of power. The two occupants were not injured.

As the accident occurred in the USA, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is responsible for investigating this occurrence. As part of its investigation, the NTSB requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as the State of Manufacture of the aircraft and engine. In accordance with clause 5.18 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative to assist the NTSB and initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The NTSB investigation is now approaching completion. A final investigation report into the circumstances of the power loss will be published and available from the NTSB’s website.




Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

General details
Date: 16 August 2012   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1245 UTC   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Gull Lake, New York, USA    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 26 February 2014   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model J230  
Aircraft registration N365R  
Damage to aircraft Serious  
Departure point Burlington, Vermont, USA  
Destination Rome, New York, USA  
Last update 03 April 2020