Aviation safety investigations & reports

Runway overrun involving Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8, VH-MTX, Rurruwuy, Northern Territory, on 29 November 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a runway overrun involving a Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8, registered VH-MTX, at Rurruwuy, Northern Territory, on 29 November 2019.

During landing, the aircraft overran the runway, resulting in substantial damage.

As part of the investigation the ATSB will conduct interviews and obtain other relevant information, including photographs.

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: 29 November 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1304 ACST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Rurruwuy (ALA)   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Gippsland Aeronautics Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model GA8  
Aircraft registration VH-MTX  
Serial number GA8-06-104  
Operator Arnhem Land Community Airlines  
Type of operation Charter  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Garrathala, Northern Territory  
Destination Rurruwuy, Northern Territory  
Last update 03 December 2019