On 18 April 2015, a Jabiru J250 aircraft, recreational registration 19-7621, collided with terrain near Gympie, Queensland and on 23 May 2015, a Thunderbolt aircraft, recreational registration 19-8601, collided with terrain near Cessnock, New South Wales.
Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) is responsible for investigating these two accidents. As part of its investigations, RA-Aus requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in the examination of data from two multi-function display units recovered from the respective accident sites. 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.
The ATSB successfully recovered data from the avionics devices and provided the data to RA-Aus on 04 May 2016. This completed the ATSB’s support of the RA-Aus investigation.
Any enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to RA-Aus at: www.raa.asn.au.
The information contained in this web update is released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
|Date:||18 April 2015||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Gympie, Qld and Cessnock, NSW|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||07 November 2016||Occurrence class:||Technical|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||Fatal|