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.
|Date:||28 July 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||15:07 CST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||William Creek (ALA)||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2019|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Amateur Built Aircraft|
|Aircraft model||Van’s RV-6A|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Destination||William Creek, South Australia|