Aviation safety investigations & reports

Technical Assistance to RAAus – Collision with terrain, Aeroprakt, A22 Foxbat, 24-4239, 111 km south-south-west of Isisford, Queensland, on 2 December 2019

Investigation number:
AE-2020-009
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

On 2 December 2019, an Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat, recreational registration 24-4239, collided with terrain while conducting mustering 111 km SSW of Isisford, Queensland. The pilot sustained serious injuries.

In response to this accident, Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) commenced an investigation. As part of its investigations, RAAus requested technical assistance from the ATSB to download flight data from a Garmin GPS.

To protect the information supplied by RAAus to the ATSB and the ATSB's investigative work to assist RAAus, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The ATSB has concluded the examinations of the Garmin GPS and has provided the results of that work to RAAus on 7 February 2020.

Any enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to RAAus at: www.raa.asn.au

General details
Date: 02 December 2019   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1016 EST    
Location   (show map): 111 km SSW of Isisford    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 11 February 2020   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Aeroprakt Ltd  
Aircraft model A22 Foxbat  
Aircraft registration 24-4239  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Last update 12 February 2020