Aviation safety investigations & reports

Landing accident involving Van’s RV-6A, VH-ANU, William Creek, South Australia on 28 July 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Van’s RV-6A, registration VH-ANU, on landing at William Creek Airport, South Australia.

Witnesses have reported that after touchdown, the aircraft’s nose-gear collapsed, causing the nose of the aircraft to impact the ground and the aircraft to flip over. The two occupants sustained serious injuries.

The ATSB will interview witnesses.

A 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 relevant stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 28 July 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 15:07 CST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): William Creek (ALA)   Investigation phase: Final report: Approval  
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Serious  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Amateur Built Aircraft  
Aircraft model Van’s RV-6A  
Aircraft registration VH-ANU  
Serial number Q203  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Destination William Creek, South Australia  
Last update 23 January 2020