On 8 October 2016 the ATSB was advised that the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had commenced an investigation into a collision with terrain involving a Fokker DR-1 aircraft, registered N83WR. Initial investigation by the NTSB indicated that the aircraft experienced a partial engine power loss shortly after take-off.
As Australia is the State of Manufacture of the engine, on 11 October 2016 the ATSB requested to be appointed as an accredited representative to the NTSB investigation in accordance with clause 5.18 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation. An ATSB investigator was appointed as accredited representative to the NTSB investigation on 12 October 2016. To facilitate support to the NTSB investigation, the ATSB also initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident. Details are available on the NTSB website at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20161006X61204&key=1
Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the NTSB at : www.ntsb.gov
|Date:||03 October 2016||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||2130 UTS||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Fulshear, Texas, USA||Investigation phase:||Final report: Dissemination|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||03 June 2017||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Amateur Built Aircraft|
|Aircraft model||Fokker DR-1|
|Type of operation||Sports Aviation|
|Sector||Sport and recreational|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Fulshear, Texas|