The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving an amateur-built Osprey 2 Amphibian, registered VH-WID, near Maitland Airport, NSW, on 17 May 2020.
During approach, the aircraft collided with terrain, resulting in fatal injuries to the pilot. The aircraft was destroyed.
As part of the investigation, investigators will be examining the aircraft wreckage, interviewing witnesses, reviewing recorded flight data, and examining records.
Should any safety-critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so that appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.
|Date:||17 May 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||10:00 AEST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Maitland Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Amateur Built Aircraft|
|Aircraft model||Osprey 2 Amphibian|
|Serial number||WJC 003|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Destination||Rutherford, New South Wales|