The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving a Wittman Tailwind, VH-TWQ, at Tooloom National Park, New South Wales, on 12 January 2020.
Both occupants were fatally injured, and the aircraft was destroyed.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will travel to the site, which is located in very steep and rugged terrain. Access permitting, the ATSB will examine the wreckage and site surrounds. The ATSB will also analyse available flight and other data, and interview any witnesses.
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:||12 January 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||14:53 EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Tooloom National Park, ENE 50 km Stanthorpe||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Amateur Built Aircraft|
|Aircraft model||Wittman Tailwind W10|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Casino, NSW|