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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

Final Report

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.

Figure 1: Recovered Flight Data representation

Figure 1: Recovered Flight Data representation
Source: Google Earth, track by ATSB


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.

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: 12 June 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 Destroyed  
Departure point William Creek, South Australia  
Destination Leigh Creek, South Australia  
Last update 12 June 2020