Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with terrain involving a Cessna 172, VH-IMY, at Landor Station, Western Australia on 3 October 2015

Investigation number:
Status: Discontinued


Section 21 (2) of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (TSI Act) empowers the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to discontinue an investigation into a transport safety matter at any time. Section 21 (3) of the TSI Act requires the ATSB to publish a statement setting out the reasons for discontinuing an investigation.

On 6 October 2015, the ATSB commenced an investigation into a collision with terrain involving a Cessna 172, registered VH-IMY, 27 km NW of Landor Racecourse, Western Australia, which occurred on 3 October 2015.

The ATSB was unable to establish sufficient information to draw any specific conclusions regarding the circumstances of the accident, but is satisfied that there are unlikely to be any broad systemic safety issues associated with the accident that could affect future transport safety. On that basis, the ATSB determined that there was limited safety benefit in continuing to direct resources at this investigation when compared with other priorities and elected to discontinue this investigation.

General details
Date: 03 October 2015   Investigation status: Discontinued  
Time: 10:00 WST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 27 km NW of Landor Racecourse    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Discontinued   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-IMY  
Serial number 46069  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Landor, WA  
Destination Bidgemia Station, WA  
Last update 14 November 2018