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:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


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  
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