Investigation number
AE-2022-003
Occurrence date
Location
near Lucyvale
State
Victoria
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
External Investigation
Investigation phase
Final report: Dissemination
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Collision with terrain
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Fatal

On 18 September 2022, a Jabiru J230-C, registration 24-5067 collided with terrain at Lucyvale, Victoria.

The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed. Recreational Aviation Australia requested technical assistance from the ATSB to assist in its investigation.

The ATSB was requested to download and recover flight data from the GPS. To facilitate this assistance, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The ATSB has completed its work downloading the recorded flight path data from the supplied Garmin GPSMap 296 unit. A copy of the data and a report detailing the work undertaken by the ATSB was provided to RAAus on 22 December 2022.