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Accredited Representative (State of Manufacture) - In-flight break-up involving a Jabiru J430 - F-PFAJ - Holzminden, Germany on 23 June 2015

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Status: Active
Investigation in progress


On 23 June 2015 at 1846 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Jabiru J 430 aircraft, registered F-PFAJ, sustained an in-flight breakup near Holzminden, Germany. The two occupants, a pilot and passenger, were fatally injured.

As the accident occurred in Germany, the Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU) of Germany is responsible for investigating this accident. As part of its investigation, the BFU has notified the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as the State of Manufacture of the aircraft. In accordance with clause 5.18 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative to liaise with the BFU and initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The schedule is the responsibility of the investigating state.

General details
Date: 23 June 2015   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1846 UTC   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Holzminden, Germany    
State: International   Occurrence type: In-flight break-up  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model J430  
Aircraft registration F-PFAJ  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Last update 14 November 2018