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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.

General details
Date: 25 November 2016 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:20 EST  
Location   (show map):Hedlow (ALA) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 06 November 2017  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: AirBorne Australia 
Aircraft model: Edge XT-912 
Aircraft registration: 32-8401 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Sector: Sport and recreational 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
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Last update 14 November 2018