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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.

General details
Date: 10 February 2015 Investigation status: Completed 
Location   (show map):7 km south of Donnington Airpark (near Townsville) Investigation type: External Investigation 
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 
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Last update 10 September 2015