On 10 February 2015, a Drifter and a Thruster ultralight aircraft, recreational registration 25-0452 and 10-0339 respectively, both collided with terrain approximately 7km south of Donnington Airpark, near Townsville, QLD.
Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) is the organisation responsible for investigating this accident. As part of its investigation, RA-Aus requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in the examination of physical components from the involved aircraft. To protect the information supplied by RA-Aus to the ATSB and the ATSB's investigative work to assist RA-Aus, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
Results of a visual examination of the physical components were provided to RA-Aus on 8 April 2015.
Enquiries relating to this occurrence should be directed to Recreational Aviation Australia.
|Date:||10 February 2015||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||7 km south of Donnington Airpark (near Townsville)|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||08 April 2015||Occurrence class:||Technical|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Technical Analysis|
|Highest injury level:||Fatal|