The ATSB is investigating a runway overrun involving GippsAero GA8, VH-BNX, at Fraser Island, Queensland, on 2 January 2020.
During landing, the aircraft overran the runway resulting in the nose landing gear collapsing and the propeller striking the ground. There were no injuries to the pilot or seven passengers.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include reviewing aircraft damage, interviewing involved parties and reviewing operational information.
A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||02 January 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||14:30 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Happy Valley, Fraser Island||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Runway excursion|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Gippsland Aeronautics Pty Ltd|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||Cornwells, Queensland|
|Destination||Fraser Island, Queensland|