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.
|Date:||31 August 2022||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||09:35 (AEST)||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||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 manufacturer||Ayres Corporation|
|Operator||ASHBY AVIATION PTY LTD|
|Type of operation||Part 138 Aerial work operations|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||Trangie, Victoria|