Aviation safety investigations & reports

Runway overrun involving GippsAero GA8, VH-BNX, at Fraser Island, Queensland, on 2 January 2020

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


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.

General details
Date: 02 January 2020   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 14:30 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Happy Valley, Fraser Island   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 3rd Quarter 2020    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Gippsland Aeronautics Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model GA-8  
Aircraft registration VH-BNX  
Serial number GA8-03-032  
Operator Geltch Enterprises  
Type of operation Charter  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Cornwells, Queensland  
Destination Fraser Island, Queensland  
Last update 06 January 2020