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Accident site of the Cessna 172 aircraft VH-MKQ
Accident highlights the importance of considering all of the factors when assessing a landing area.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 32
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
Flying with reduced visibility
The ATSB is launching a new safety priority for pilots, after investigating an increasing number of accidents caused by flying with reduced visual references, such as in cloud or at night.
MH370 Underwater Search Areas Planning Map
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss today announced a new high priority underwater search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Turbofan engine diagram
ATSB report finds that Australian turbofan engine aircraft are safe and reliable and only experience engine-related safety incidents every 20,000 flight hours on average.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 31
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
Hirail 1 and Hirail 3 after the collision
Risks associated with the operation of road-rail vehicles on the steep railway.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 30
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 12 investigation reports.
Pilot conducting checklist
Fume and smoke incidents in Australian aviation are usually appropriately managed by flight and cabin crew and generally result in minor safety consequences.
National Rail Reforms
Victoria joins the national rail safety program.
Canopy of his aircraft opened
A pilot died after the canopy of his aircraft opened, interfering with his attempt to land safely.
Cessna 206, VH-WAV aircraft wreckage
The wingtip and aileron separated before the aircraft impacted terrain, fatally injuring the pilot and passenger.
The 42 m motor yacht Calliope
Flag States and port administrations should consider the risks associated with operating a vessel when determining regulatory compliance requirements, rather than making such determinations based on the vessel’s mode (commercial or private) of operation.
Atlantic Princess
This accident highlights the fact that while pilots may be competent in the use of pilot ladders, it should not be assumed that other personnel are proficient in climbing or descending a pilot ladder, or fit to do so.
Damaged Hughes Helicopter. Source: operator
It's important that pilots with experience, familiarity and comfort with the aircraft and location, continue to do all checks thoroughly.
Privacy Awareness Week 4 - 10 May 2014
ATSB is a proud Privacy Awareness Week partner. Privacy Awareness Week is held every year to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information.
Ferris wheel and the Cheetah Sierra 200 aircraft
During the climb out the aircraft collided with a ferris wheel that was part of a group of amusements located at a beach festival.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 29
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
Accident site of Glob aircraft
The student pilot indicated he had about 6 hours sleep the night before the accident.
Flight recorder
An aircraft’s flight recorders are an invaluable tool for investigators in identifying the factors behind an accident. Recorders usually comprise two individual boxes: the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR).
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 28
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 11 investigation reports.
REPCON report information
A new web page featuring de-identified confidential reports on aviation, maritime and rail safety concerns is now available on the ATSB website.
Pilot ladder laid out for inspection. Source: Dorval Ship Management
A coastal pilot disembarking from the chemical tanker <em>Golden Concord</em> fell 3 m to the deck of a pilot launch when the pilot ladder manrope he was holding appeared to give way.
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Sensefly eBee 178
An aircraft separation incident between an UAV and crop duster highlights the challenges with having a diverse mix of aircraft operating in the same airspace.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 26
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 11 investigation reports.
 
Accident highlights the importance of considering all of the factors when assessing a landing area.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
The ATSB is launching a new safety priority for pilots, after investigating an increasing number of accidents caused by flying with reduced visual references, such as in cloud or at night.
 
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss today announced a new high priority underwater search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 
ATSB report finds that Australian turbofan engine aircraft are safe and reliable and only experience engine-related safety incidents every 20,000 flight hours on average.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
Risks associated with the operation of road-rail vehicles on the steep railway.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 12 investigation reports.
 
Fume and smoke incidents in Australian aviation are usually appropriately managed by flight and cabin crew and generally result in minor safety consequences.
 
Victoria joins the national rail safety program.
 
A pilot died after the canopy of his aircraft opened, interfering with his attempt to land safely.
 
The wingtip and aileron separated before the aircraft impacted terrain, fatally injuring the pilot and passenger.
 
Flag States and port administrations should consider the risks associated with operating a vessel when determining regulatory compliance requirements, rather than making such determinations based on the vessel’s mode (commercial or private) of operation.
 
This accident highlights the fact that while pilots may be competent in the use of pilot ladders, it should not be assumed that other personnel are proficient in climbing or descending a pilot ladder, or fit to do so.
 
It's important that pilots with experience, familiarity and comfort with the aircraft and location, continue to do all checks thoroughly.
 
ATSB is a proud Privacy Awareness Week partner. Privacy Awareness Week is held every year to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information.
 
During the climb out the aircraft collided with a ferris wheel that was part of a group of amusements located at a beach festival.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
The student pilot indicated he had about 6 hours sleep the night before the accident.
 
An aircraft’s flight recorders are an invaluable tool for investigators in identifying the factors behind an accident. Recorders usually comprise two individual boxes: the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR).
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 11 investigation reports.
 
A new web page featuring de-identified confidential reports on aviation, maritime and rail safety concerns is now available on the ATSB website.
 
A coastal pilot disembarking from the chemical tanker Golden Concord fell 3 m to the deck of a pilot launch when the pilot ladder manrope he was holding appeared to give way.
 
An aircraft separation incident between an UAV and crop duster highlights the challenges with having a diverse mix of aircraft operating in the same airspace.
 
 
 
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