Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical Assistance to RAAus – Collision with terrain, Brumby, R610 Evolution, 24-8552, Leigh Creek, South Australia, on 6 July 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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. As part of its investigations, RAAus requested technical assistance from the ATSB to download 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.

The ATSB has concluded the examinations of the Garmin GPS and has provided the results of that work to RAAus on 6 February 2020. Further work may be undertaken by the ATSB on the Dynon EFIS at the discretion of RAAus and the ATSB.

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

General details
Date: 06 July 2019   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0630 ACT    
Location   (show map): Leigh Creek    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 11 February 2020   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model Brumby, R610 Evolution  
Aircraft registration 24-8552  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Sport and recreational  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point William Creek, South Australia  
Destination Leigh Creek, South Australia  
Last update 11 February 2020