Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical Assistance to RAAus – Collision with terrain, ICP Savannah XL, 19-7429, Emkaytee, Northern Territory, on 20 October 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 20 October 2019, an I.C.P. Savannah aircraft, recreational registration 19-7429, collided with terrain near the Emkaytee aerodrome, Northern Territory. The pilot was fatally injured.

In response to this accident, Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) commenced an investigation. As part of its investigation, RAAus requested technical assistance from the ATSB.

The ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 and assisted RAAus by downloading flight data from the aircraft’s Dynon Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) The Dynon EFIS was successfully downloaded. However, the data logging functionality of the device was not enabled. No flight data was retrieved from the device.

With the completion of the examinations and data recovery, the ATSB has concluded its involvement in the investigation of this accident. Any enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to RAAus at: www.raa.asn.au

General details
Date: 20 October 2019   Investigation status: Completed  
Location: Emkaytee    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 14 April 2020   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model ICP Savannah XL  
Aircraft registration 19-7429  
Operator Private  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Last update 14 April 2020