Aviation safety investigations & reports

Loss of control involving Cessna 152, VH-JIW, near Archerfield, Queensland, on 28 May 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The ATSB is investigating the loss of control involving Cessna 152, VH-JIW, near Archerfield, Queensland, on 28 May 2019.

During a training flight, the aircraft entered a dive that was recovered at approximately 400 ft AGL. The post-flight inspection revealed damage to the starboard horizontal stabiliser.

As part of the investigation the ATSB will interview involved parties and witnesses.

A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 28 May 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 11:30 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Archerfield Airport   Investigation phase: Examination and analysis  
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
  Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Minor  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 152  
Aircraft registration VH-JIW  
Serial number 15281439  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Archerfield Airport, Qld  
Destination Archerfield Airport, Qld  
Last update 20 November 2019