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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  
Location   (show map):Gull Lake, New York, USA Investigation type: External Investigation 
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 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
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Last update 18 April 2018