Date 02 July
Aircraft Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Location Over Redcliffe, Qld
Description Aircraft overflew its planned destination. Controller suspected pilot was incapacitated and another aircraft followed the Cessna and tried to contact its pilot. After communication was re-established, the Cessna diverted to Gold Coast Airport, where it landed without incident. ATSB investigating.
Date 04 July
Aircraft Robinson R44 Raven I
Location Broome, WA
Description Security camera nearby showed that the aft tail cone bulkhead, empennage, tail rotor gearbox and tail rotor assembly separated soon after take-off. Helicopter spun several times before hitting ground on its right side, killing pilot and right-side passenger. Two other passengers were seriously injured.
Date 09 July
Aircraft Beechcraft B200 King Air
Location Cairns, Qld
Description Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft landed short at airport, while displaced threshold was in operation, damaging temporary lights.
Date 18 July
Aircraft Sling 2
Location Sunshine Coast Airport, Qld
Description Aircraft ran off left side of runway after aborted touch and go landing in which it began drifting on take-off phase. Wingtip struck runway signs.
Date 23 July
Aircraft Flight Design CTLS
Location Westbrook, Qld
Description During landing aircraft bounced and went onto pilot-induced oscillation before overturning. Aircraft written off, pilot unharmed.
Date 27 July
Location Maryborough, Qld
Description Homebuilt RA-Aus aircraft reported as Tardis had propeller strike at low speed with grass runway during landing roll. Pilot presumably wished he could time travel.
Aircraft Robinson R44
Location Near Conargo, NSW
Description Aerial application helicopter struck power lines and crashed. Pilot died in hospital on 3 August
Date 16 August
Aircraft Robinson R22 Beta
Location Near Rocky Point Yards, NT
Description Mustering helicopter made hard forced landing, seriously injuring pilot, who was flown to medical treatment by another mustering helicopter. It was reported that engine to main rotor gearbox drive belts failed. ATSB investigating
Date 20 August
Aircraft Swearingen SA226-T Merlin IIIB
Location Gunnedah, NSW
Description Aircraft veered off runway and landing gear collapsed.
Date 23 August
Aircraft Jabiru J160
Location Near Theodore, Qld
Description Aircraft made forced landing in rough terrain after loss of engine power. Passenger seriously injured in head and legs and transported to Toowoomba hospital by rescue helicopter.
Date 31 August
Aircraft Saab 340B/Piper PA31 Navajo
Location Carnarvon Airport, WA
Description Rex Saab airliner entered runway after PA-31 on charter flight had begun take-off, which was rejected. ATSB investigating
Date 18 September
Aircraft Guimbal Cabri G2 / Extra EA 300
Location Caloundra Airport, Qld
Description Aerobatic aircraft on touch-and-go landing and helicopter preparing to take off collided. Both aircraft were on training flights.
Date 28 September
Aircraft Cessna T188C/A2 AGhusky
Location Near Cootamundra, NSW
Description Right wing clipped powerlines during an aerial application flight. Pilot received minor injuries.
Sources: ASN, ATSB, RA-Aus