The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain of a Cessna P210N, registration N210BA, near Moruya Airport, New South Wales, on 19 December 2019.
During cruise, the engine failed and the pilot diverted the aircraft to Moruya. During final approach to land, the aircraft collided with the ground, resulting in substantial damage.
The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries.
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:||19 December 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1258 ESuT||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Moruya Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Bankstown, NSW|