The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-20, operated by Airlines of Tasmania, 101 km WSW of Hobart on 8 December 2018.
During cruise, the aircraft collided with terrain. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured.
A final report will be released at the end of the investigation. However, should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.
|Date:||08 December 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||8:29am AEDT||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||101km WSW of Hobart||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Tasmania||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Expected completion:||4th Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd|
|Operator||Airlines of Tasmania|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Cambridge, Tasmania|