Aviation safety investigations & reports

Runway collision involving an Extra EA 300 aircraft, VH-EXR and a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, VH-LTO, at Caloundra Airport, Queensland, on 18 September 2020

Investigation number:
AO-2020-051
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

The ATSB is investigating the runway collision of an Extra EA 300 aircraft registered VH-EXR and a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter registered VH-LTO on runway 12 at Caloundra Airport, Queensland, on 18 September 2020.

During a touch-and-go landing, the Extra EA 300 collided with the Guimbal Cabri G2 on the runway. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage. 

The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include interviewing the pilots and witnesses and reviewing any available recorded flight data.

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: 18 September 2020   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 12:49 EST   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Caloundra Airport   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Airborne collision  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2021    

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Extra-Flugzeugbau GmbH  
Aircraft model EA 300  
Aircraft registration VH-EXR  
Serial number 010  
Operator Sunshine Coast Flying School  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Caloundra, Queensland  
Destination Caloundra, Queensland  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft model Guimbal, Cabri G2  
Aircraft registration VH-LTO  
Serial number 1071  
Operator Aeropower  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Destination Caloundra, Queensland  
Last update 25 September 2020