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On 16 May 2017, an amateur built Monnett Sonerai, recreational registration 19-3971, collided with terrain near Limpinwood, NSW. The pilot was fatally injured.

Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) is responsible for investigating this accident.

As part of its investigation, RAAus has requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), involving metallurgical analysis of aircraft components and examination of an electronic device potentially containing flight path information.

To protect the information supplied by RAAus to the ATSB, as well as the ATSB's investigative work to assist RAAus, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

Enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to RAAus at: www.raa.asn.au.

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