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.
|Date:||16 August 2012||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1245 UTC||Investigation level:||Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Gull Lake, New York, USA|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||26 February 2014||Occurrence class:||Technical|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd|
|Damage to aircraft||Serious|
|Departure point||Burlington, Vermont, USA|
|Destination||Rome, New York, USA|