Investigation number
AE-2021-012
Occurrence date
Location
near Exmouth
State
Western Australia
Report status
Final
Investigation type
External Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Highest injury level
Fatal

On 3 March 2021, an AirBorne Edge XT-912 weight-shift microlight, registered T2-6160, broke up in flight and collided with terrain near Exmouth, Western Australia. Both occupants were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed. 

The Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA) requested technical assistance from the ATSB in the examination of some failed components from the aircraft. To facilitate this assistance, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The ATSB has concluded the examination of the components, and provided the results of that work to SAFA on 22 July 2022.

SAFA is responsible for and will administer the release of any information from the accident investigation. Any enquiries relating to the matter should be directed to SAFA at www.safa.asn.au

Aircraft Details
Model
AirBorne Edge XT-912
Sector
Sport and recreational
Registration
T2-6160
Damage
Destroyed