Update: 28 May 2020
The investigation into the loss of control involving Cessna 152, VH-JIW, near Archerfield, Queensland, on 28 May 2019 is continuing.
The investigation is currently in the ‘Final report: Internal review’ phase. Final ATSB investigation reports undergo a rigorous internal review process to ensure the report adequately and accurately reflects the evidence collected, analysis, and agreed findings of the Safety Factor Review. Final investigation reports also undergo other technical and administrative reviews to ensure the reports meet national and international standards for transport safety investigations.
If a review identifies any issues with a report, such as information that needs to be expanded or findings that need to be modified, investigators will look to collect new evidence or conduct additional examination and analysis of existing evidence.
ATSB investigators have so far gathered and analysed information from multiple sources, including the:
- flight instructor
- maintenance provider
- Airservices Australia
- Bureau of Meteorology
Refer to the General details table below for the anticipated completion date.
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.
|Date:||28 May 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||11:30 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Archerfield Airport||Investigation phase:||Final report: Internal review|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Loss of control|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Minor|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Flying Training|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||Archerfield Airport, Qld|
|Destination||Archerfield Airport, Qld|