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Technical assistance to RAAus - Collision with terrain, Airborne XT-912 Tourer, recreational registration 32-6225 Gatton Airpark, Gatton, Queensland, on 17 September 2020

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


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.

General details
Date: 17 September 2020   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0830 EST    
Location   (show map): 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 details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Airborne Australia  
Aircraft model XT-912 Tourer  
Aircraft registration 32-6225  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Sport and recreational  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Gatton Airpark, Queensland  
Destination Gatton Airpark, Queensland  
Last update 25 September 2020