At about 0830 EST on 17 September 2020, an Airborne XT-912 Tourer, recreational registration 32-6225, while on approach, collided with runway 01 at the Gatton Airpark, Gatton, Queensland. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
In response, Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) commenced an investigation into the occurrence. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, RAAus requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to document and photograph the wreckage and accident site, and download any available recorded data from onboard electronic equipment.
To facilitate this work the ATSB has initiated an external investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
Any enquiries relating to the accident investigation should be directed to RAAus at: www.raa.asn.au.
|Date:||17 September 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Location:||Gatton Airpark, Gatton|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||23 September 2020||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Airborne Australia|
|Aircraft model||XT-912 Tourer|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Sector||Sport and recreational|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Gatton Airpark, Queensland|
|Destination||Gatton Airpark, Queensland|