On 18 November 2013, an ICP Savannah aircraft, registration 24-7787, collided with terrain near Moomba, South Australia. The pilot and sole occupant was fatally injured.
Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) is assisting the South Australian Police Service with their investigation of this accident. RA-Aus requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in the download of data from a portable Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation device from the aircraft. To facilitate this work and provide appropriate protections for the recovered data, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
The AvMap Navigation GPS unit recorded the parameters date, time, latitude, longitude and altitude at a 5 second frequency. A total of 7 flights were successfully recovered from the unit including the accident flight. This data was provided to RA-Aus on 14 January 2014.
Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.