The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the collision with terrain involving a Mooney Aircraft Corporation M20J, VH-UDQ, near Luskintyre Airfield, New South Wales on 17 October. The pilot, the sole occupant, was seriously 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, pilot 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.