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.
|Date:||14 April 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1200 AEST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||120 km north west of Cunnamulla||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Aeroprakt Ltd|
|Aircraft model||A22LS Foxbat|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Aldville Station, Qld|
|Destination||Aldville Station, Qld|