The ATSB is investigating a landing gear failure involving a Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8, registered VH-BFS, at Fraser Island, Queensland, on 24 August 2019.
The aircraft was being used for charter operations from the mainland to Fraser Island, with a pilot and five passengers on board. The pilot reported that, during the landing roll, the right main landing gear collapsed causing minor damage to the aircraft as it came to a stop. There were no reported injuries.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will conduct interviews, examine components from the aircraft, and obtain aircraft maintenance and inspection records.
A report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.
Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken.
|Date:||24 August 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||13:15 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Fraser Island||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Landing gear/indication|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Gippsland Aeronautics Pty Ltd|
|Operator||Air Fraser Island|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||Oaks, Queensland|