Aviation safety investigations & reports

Engine failure or malfunction involving De Havilland Canada DHC-2/A1, registration VH-AAX at overhead Moruya Airport, NSW on 4 April 2022

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into an engine failure involving a De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver near Moruya.

After completing parachute operations, the engine failed and the pilot conducted a forced landing at Moruya Airport.

The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include interviewing the pilot and operational staff, and reviewing relevant maintenance documentation and reports.

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 that appropriate safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 04 April 2022   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 11:45 AUS Eastern Standard Time   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Overhead Moruya Airport   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction  
  Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2022    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer De Havilland Canada  
Aircraft model DHC-2/A1  
Aircraft registration VH-AAX  
Serial number 1411  
Operator Skydive Oz Pty Ltd  
Type of operation General Aviation  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Moruya Airport  
Destination Moruya Airport  
Last update 08 April 2022