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Piper Chieftain aircraft VH-HJH. Source: South East Qld Aviation News
This incident shows how a pilot’s good fuel management ensured the safe landing of a Piper Chieftain aircraft after an unexpected incident.
Search for MH370
Updated 10 February 2016 ...
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 T Mk 10 Chipmunk aircraft, registered VH-UPD
The pilot of a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 T Mk 10 Chipmunk aircraft, was taking a passenger for a brief, private flight over Coffs Harbour Regional Airport, NSW.
Scam alert
We are warning people to beware of callers imitating ATSB officers claiming to offer compensation for accidents.
Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin: Issue 46
The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving jet, turboprob and piston aircraft and helicopters.
Fractured parts lead to fatal aircraft accident
Fractured components resulted in a fatal Tiger Moth aircraft accident at the Gold Coast in December 2013.
Man overboard from Hyundai Dangjin at Cape Lambert, WA, on 10 July 2015
A tragic man overboard fatality shows why it’s vital that mariners always plan properly for all tasks, no matter how seemingly straight forward or routine.
Amateur-built Van's Aircraft RV-6, two-seat aeroplane, registered VH-TXF
Carburettor icing likely resulted in the engine failure that led to the crash of an amateur‑built Van’s Aircraft RV-6 two-seat aeroplane.
Aviation Occurrence Statistics: 2005 to 2014
In the 10-year period of 2005 to 2014, 254 aircraft have been involved in fatal accidents in Australia, leading to 374 fatalities.
Accident site Cirrus SR22, VH-OPX. Source: NSW Police
This accident shows how important it is to allow for unknown environmental conditions when landing at unfamiliar airfields.
Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin: Issue 45
The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving jet, turboprob and piston aircraft, helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft systems.
Communications, expectations and visibility issues lead to train collision
A train collision, resulting in the derailment of three wagons, highlights the importance of good communications in reducing the risk of collision.
Low-flying accident claims pilot’s life
A fatal wirestrike accident involving a Cessna 182L graphically illustrates the dangers of unauthorised low-level flying.
Iconic Blue Mountains railway getting back on track
The Zig Zag railway has faced a number of hurdles over the past 4 years, with regulatory issues, bush fires and floods.
Airbus A330 in-flight engine shut down
The failure of an air turbine starter led to the in-flight shutdown of the number one engine of a China Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft in October 2013. (An air turbine starter uses pressurised air to rotate the high-pressure rotor within the engine during the engine start sequence).
Ballooning accident in Northern Territory
A tragic ballooning accident in the Northern Territory shows how quickly clothing entanglement in industrial equipment can cause a fatality.
Passenger train hits equipment left on track
A V/Line passenger train was brought to a grinding halt after it collided with maintenance equipment left behind from track work.
 Derailment of freight train 2AD1 near Hugh River, NT on 23 December 2014
An axle bearing failure on a train wagon contributed to the derailment of a freight train near Hugh River in the Northern Territory on 23 December 2014.
MH370 search area heat map
The Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group conducted a comprehensive analysis of the available data.
Derailment of Sydney Trains Passenger Train 602M near Edgecliff station, Sydney, NSW
The ATSB found that an unauthorised, non-standard repair had been carried out on the axle ...
ATSB Annual Report 2014-15
While we remain one of the safest countries in the world for aviation, maritime and rail transport, there’s always room for improvement.
Accidenty of VH-MUV
A recent aviation incident involving a student pilot and instructor shows why it’s essential to have a positive exchange of flight controls during flight training.
PNG AIC Manager Vacant
The Accident Investigation Commission of PNG is seeking to recruit a suitable person for appointment to the position of Manager – Aircraft Operations Investigation.
Accident site of amateur-built Rand Robinson KR-2 aircraft VH-CTR
The pilot’s decision not to have proper maintenance performed on the aircraft most likely contributed to the ejection of the spark plug, resulting in the accident.
Failed nose landing gear downlock pin
A recent landing gear incident involving a Cessna 210 shows how as aircraft age, the original maintenance schedule for an aircraft may not be sufficient to ensure the aircraft’s ongoing safety.
Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin: Issue 44
The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving light aircraft and helicopters.
 
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This incident shows how a pilot’s good fuel management ensured the safe landing of a Piper Chieftain aircraft after an unexpected incident.
 
Updated 10 February 2016 ...
 
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The pilot of a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 T Mk 10 Chipmunk aircraft, was taking a passenger for a brief, private flight over Coffs Harbour Regional Airport, NSW.
 
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We are warning people to beware of callers imitating ATSB officers claiming to offer compensation for accidents.
 
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The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving jet, turboprob and piston aircraft and helicopters.
 
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Fractured components resulted in a fatal Tiger Moth aircraft accident at the Gold Coast in December 2013.
 
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A tragic man overboard fatality shows why it’s vital that mariners always plan properly for all tasks, no matter how seemingly straight forward or routine.
 
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Carburettor icing likely resulted in the engine failure that led to the crash of an amateur‑built Van’s Aircraft RV-6 two-seat aeroplane.
 
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In the 10-year period of 2005 to 2014, 254 aircraft have been involved in fatal accidents in Australia, leading to 374 fatalities.
 
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This accident shows how important it is to allow for unknown environmental conditions when landing at unfamiliar airfields.
 
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The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving jet, turboprob and piston aircraft, helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft systems.
 
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A train collision, resulting in the derailment of three wagons, highlights the importance of good communications in reducing the risk of collision.
 
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A fatal wirestrike accident involving a Cessna 182L graphically illustrates the dangers of unauthorised low-level flying.
 
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The Zig Zag railway has faced a number of hurdles over the past 4 years, with regulatory issues, bush fires and floods.
 
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The failure of an air turbine starter led to the in-flight shutdown of the number one engine of a China Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft in October 2013. (An air turbine starter uses pressurised air to rotate the high-pressure rotor within the engine during the engine start sequence).
 
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A tragic ballooning accident in the Northern Territory shows how quickly clothing entanglement in industrial equipment can cause a fatality.
 
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A V/Line passenger train was brought to a grinding halt after it collided with maintenance equipment left behind from track work.
 
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An axle bearing failure on a train wagon contributed to the derailment of a freight train near Hugh River in the Northern Territory on 23 December 2014.
 
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The Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group conducted a comprehensive analysis of the available data.
 
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The ATSB found that an unauthorised, non-standard repair had been carried out on the axle ...
 
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While we remain one of the safest countries in the world for aviation, maritime and rail transport, there’s always room for improvement.
 
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A recent aviation incident involving a student pilot and instructor shows why it’s essential to have a positive exchange of flight controls during flight training.
 
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The Accident Investigation Commission of PNG is seeking to recruit a suitable person for appointment to the position of Manager – Aircraft Operations Investigation.
 
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The pilot’s decision not to have proper maintenance performed on the aircraft most likely contributed to the ejection of the spark plug, resulting in the accident.
 
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A recent landing gear incident involving a Cessna 210 shows how as aircraft age, the original maintenance schedule for an aircraft may not be sufficient to ensure the aircraft’s ongoing safety.
 
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The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving light aircraft and helicopters.
 
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4 November 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of one of ATSB’s most complex and resource-intensive investigations.
 
 
 
The search for MH370 continues

The search for MH370 continues

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