Aviation safety investigations & reports

Ground strike involving Ayres Corporation S2R-T15, registration VH-IWI at Trangie, New South Wales, on 31 August 2022

Investigation number:
AO-2022-042
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

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.

General details
Date: 31 August 2022   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 09:35 (AEST)   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Trangie   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Ground strike  
  Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2023    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Ayres Corporation  
Aircraft model S2R-T15  
Aircraft registration VH-IWI  
Serial number T15-007  
Operator ASHBY AVIATION PTY LTD  
Type of operation Part 138 Aerial work operations  
Sector Turboprop  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Trangie, Victoria  
Destination Trangie, Victoria  
Last update 08 September 2022