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On 14 January 2018, a Pioneer International Flightstar ultralight aircraft, recreational registration 10-0780, collided with terrain near Emerald, Queensland. The pilot was fatally injured.

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

As part of its investigations, RAAus requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), in the metallurgical examination of a portion of the aircraft’s flight controls that were recovered from the accident site.

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

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

 
General details
Date: 14 January 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0730 EST Investigation phase: Examination and analysis 
Location   (show map):10 km S Emerald Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: Pioneer International - Flightstar 
Aircraft registration: 10-0780 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Sector: Sport and recreational 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Emerald Airport, Qld
 
 
 
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Last update 20 April 2018