The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving an Aquila AT01, VH-OIS, 27 km south of Orange, New South Wales, on 4 November 2020. The pilot and instructor were fatally injured.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include examining the wreckage, interviewing any witnesses, and reviewing operational, maintenance and airworthiness data.
Should any safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
|Date:||04 November 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||17:09||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||27 km south Orange Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Aquila Aviation by Excellence|
|Operator||Soar Aviation Aircraft Holding|
|Type of operation||Flying Training|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Private strip near Orange, New South Wales|
|Destination||Bankstown, New South Wales|