Investigation number
AE-2023-005
Occurrence date
Location
25 NM from Maitland
State
New South Wales
Report status
Pending
Investigation type
External Investigation
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
Collision with terrain
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Fatal
Anticipated completion

On 12 August 2023, a homebuilt gyrocopter, registration G-2468, collided with terrain near Allworth, New South Wales, resulting in fatal injuries to the instructor pilot and serious injuries to the student pilot.

The NSW Police Force is investigating this accident on behalf of the state Coroner and has requested technical assistance from the ATSB in the examination of components from the gyrocopter. To facilitate this assistance, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

Upon completion of the examination, results of that work will be supplied to the NSW Police Force, which is responsible for, and will administer, the release of any information from the ATSB’s examination. Any enquires relating to the matter should be directed to the NSW Police Force.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Remlap Park NSW
Destination
Remlap Park NSW
Sector
Sport and recreational
Registration
G-2468
Operation type
Part 103 Sport and recreational aircraft
Damage
Destroyed