The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Liberty Aerospace XL2 aircraft, registered VH-XLK, about 6 km north-east of Braidwood, New South Wales.
While manoeuvring over the airfield, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled state and collided with terrain in a neighbouring paddock. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the pilot, the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will examine the wreckage and accident site, interview witnesses, obtain any available recorded data for analysis, and gather additional information.
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:||06 August 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||11:38 EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Braidwood,||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Liberty Aerospace Incorporated|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Destination||near Braidwood, NSW|