On 25 November 2016, an Airborne Edge XT-912 microlight, registered 34-8401, collided with terrain at Hadlow, Queensland. Both of the aircraft’s occupants were fatally injured.
The Coroner investigated this occurrence and requested technical assistance from the ATSB, with respect to analysis of CCTV footage and examination of structural components from the accident aircraft. To facilitate this support, on 12 December 2016 the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
The ATSB completed its technical assistance at the end of April 2017. Any enquiries in relation to the investigation should be directed to the Central Queensland Coroner’s office.
The information contained in this web update is released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
|Date:||25 November 2016||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||14:20 EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||06 November 2017||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||AirBorne Australia|
|Aircraft model||Edge XT-912|
|Type of operation||Sports Aviation|
|Sector||Sport and recreational|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|