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Collision with terrain involving Cessna R182 aircraft, registration VH-EHM, about 12 nautical miles from Amberley Airport, Queensland, on 29 August 2022

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


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.

General details
Date: 29 August 2022   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 00:07 UTC   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 12 NM from Amberley Airport   Investigation phase: Examination and analysis  
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Fatal  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2023    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model R182  
Aircraft registration VH-EHM  
Serial number R18200431  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Last update 27 September 2022