Investigation number
AO-2022-049
Occurrence date
Location
near Luskintyre Airfield
State
New South Wales
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Short
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Evidence collection
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
Collision with terrain
Occurrence category
Accident
Anticipated completion

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.

Aircraft Details
Model
M20J
Serial number
24-0588
Sector
Piston
Registration
VH-UDQ
Damage
Destroyed
Manufacturer
Mooney Aircraft Corp