The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a runway excursion involving a Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8, registered VH-WSB, at East Wallabi Island, Western Australia on 26 December 2021.
After landing, the aircraft overran the runway by about 20 metres, which resulted in its right main landing gear collapsing. The pilot and 5 passengers on board were not injured.
The ongoing investigation will collect and examine relevant evidence, including interviewing the pilot, analysing relevant weather data, photographs, aircraft operator procedures and records.
A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation, however, should any critical safety issues be identified at any stage during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||26 December 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1100 WST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||56 NM 293 degrees from Geraldton Aerodrome||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Western Australia||Occurrence type:||Runway excursion|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2022|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Gippsland Aeronautics Pty Ltd|
|Operator||GERALDTON AIR CHARTER PTY LTD|
|Type of operation||Air Transport Low Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||Geraldton Aerodrome|
|Destination||East Wallabi Island|