Investigation number
AO-2022-042
Occurrence date
Location
Trangie
State
New South Wales
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Short
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Evidence collection
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
Ground strike
Occurrence category
Serious Incident
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating a ground strike involving Ayres Corporation S2R-T15, registered VH-IWI, that occurred at Trangie, New South Wales on 31 August 2022.

During take-off, the left main landing gear failed and the aircraft ground-looped. The left wing struck the ground resulting in minor damage.

The ATSB will be conducting an examination of the relevant components, reviewing maintenance documentation and interviewing involved parties. A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

However, should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Trangie, Victoria
Destination
Trangie, Victoria
Model
S2R-T15
Serial number
T15-007
Sector
Turboprop
Registration
VH-IWI
Operation type
Part 138 Aerial work operations
Damage
Minor
Manufacturer
Ayres Corporation
Aircraft Operator
ASHBY AVIATION PTY LTD