Aviation safety investigations & reports

Assistance to the Coroner - Collision with terrain involving Airborne Edge XT-912, 32-8401, Hedlow, Qld on 25 November 2016

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Hedlow (ALA)    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 06 November 2017   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 14 November 2018