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.