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Technical assistance to Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) involving Aeroprakt A22 LS Foxbat, registration 24-8140, collision with terrain, 120 km NW of Cunnamulla, Qld, on 14 April 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


On 14 April 2019, an Aeroprakt A22LS Foxbat collided with terrain while conducting mustering operations on Aldville Station approximately 120 km north-west of Cunnamulla, Queensland. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the pilot was fatally injured.

Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) is investigating the accident and has requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in:

  • recovering data from an on-board GPS unit
  • conducting metallurgical and failure analysis on components of the aircrafts control system
  • conducting failure analysis on the aircraft’s damaged wing covering.

To facilitate this work the ATSB has initiated an external investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

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

General details
Date: 14 April 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1200 AEST   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 120 km north west of Cunnamulla    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Aeroprakt Ltd  
Aircraft model A22LS Foxbat  
Aircraft registration 24-8140  
Serial number 126  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Sector Other  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Aldville Station, Qld  
Destination Aldville Station, Qld  
Last update 24 July 2019