The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating the collision with terrain of a Cessna R182 aircraft, registered VH-EHM, in bushland near Wivenhoe Dam about 12 nautical miles from Amberley Airport, Queensland, on 29 August 2022.
The pilot and the two passengers on board were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include examination of the accident site and wreckage by ATSB investigators, and the collection of other relevant evidence, including any recorded data, weather information, witness reports, aircraft operator procedures and maintenance records.
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.
|Date:||29 August 2022||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||00:07 UTC||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||12 NM from Amberley Airport||Investigation phase:||Examination and analysis|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2023|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Operator||EXECUTIVE HELICOPTERS PTY LTD|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|