On 6 July 2019, a Brumby Aircraft Brumby 610 Evolution amateur-built aircraft, recreational registration 24-8552, collided with terrain near Leigh Creek, South Australia. The pilot and single passenger were fatally injured.
In response to this accident, Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) commenced an investigation and subsequently requested technical assistance from the ATSB in the recovery of flight data from a Dynon EFIS and Garmin GPS.
To protect the information supplied by RAAus to the ATSB and the ATSB's investigative work to assist RAAus, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
Flight path data was successfully recovered from a Garmin GPSMap 495 – a representation of which is shown as Figure 1. This data was provided to RAAus investigators on 6 February.
Data was not recoverable from the Dynon FlightDEK-D180 (combined electronic flight instrument system and engine monitoring), and RAAus was advised on 29 May 2020.
This concludes the ATSB involvement in the investigation of this accident.
Any enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to RAAus at: www.raa.asn.au.
The information contained in this update is released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
|Date:||06 July 2019||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||12 June 2020||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft model||Brumby, R610 Evolution|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Sector||Sport and recreational|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||William Creek, South Australia|
|Destination||Leigh Creek, South Australia|