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Accident side of Beech Aircraft Corp D17-S
Pilots need to consider the effect of an in-flight engine failure at different altitudes has on the time available to manage that failure and identify a suitable forced landing area.
Search for MH370
Updated 21 January 2015 ...
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 38
Issue 38: The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
MH370 underwater search area in southern Indian Ocean
MH370—Call for Expressions of Interest to Prepare for Recovery Operations
Vehicle position post collision. Source: NT Police
The train crew believed that the impact had derailed the locomotive and they were about to fall off the bridge and into the Katherine River.
Derailed or wagons. Source: ATSB
The ATSB found that The ARTC’s inspection and maintenance practices were ineffective at identifying and correcting the deteriorating condition of track infrastructure exhibiting accelerated wear, such as 38A points at Spencer Junction.
Pacific National broad-gauge freight train, No. 9204V,
The ATSB found that the network control officer had established a standard-gauge route beyond signal DYN158 rather than the required broad-gauge route.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 37
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 9 investigation reports. Issue 37
Accident site of R22 helicopter VH-YPC
Flying at night in remote areas without sufficient visual cues continues to be one of the most dangerous forms of flying, as evidenced by a recent fatal accident in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
Australian aviation wildlife strike statistics 2004 - 2013
The rate that aircraft are striking wildlife has reduced in the past two years following four years’ of growth.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 36
Data input errors continue to be a problem in aviation, with three recent incidents highlighting the need for greater attention to detail.
TSB review
The ATSB has welcomed the findings of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB’s) independent review into the ATSB’s investigation methodologies and processes.
Emerging trends in Australian aviation safety
The ATSB’s first report of safety trends in Australian aviation reveals that while our skies remain safe, there are some shifting trends to watch.
ATSB Annual Report 2013-14
Australia’s transport industries are some of the safest in the world but more can be done to improve safety, according to the ATSB’s annual report.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 35
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. Issue 35
Accident site Cessna 172 and collision with tree
Pilots advised the sooner a condition that warrants a go-around is recognised, the safer the manoeuvre will be.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 33
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. Issue 34
Managing partial power loss in single-engine aircraft
The ATSB is urging pilots of single-engine aircraft to plan for partial power loss, following the release of a new educational video.
Crankshaft–prop-mounting flange faying surface
In-flight propeller separation involving Jabiru Aircraft J430, north of French Island, Victoria.
Damage to VH-ESD tail rotor
The crew of a Bell 412 helicopter, were tasked to conduct a rescue in the Mount Spec area near Townsville, Queensland.
ATSB's confidential reporting scheme, REPCON
We’ve all been there. The moment when you see something that just doesn’t seem quite right.
Accident site of Cirrus SR22 N802DK. Source: NSW Police Force
This incident provides a reminder to pilots to know your own limitations and those of the aircraft.
Accident site of Cessna C206, VH-YOT. Source: WA Police Force
Pilots should consider the effect an in-flight engine failure at low altitude has on the time available to manage that failure and identify a suitable forced landing area.
Rail
The safety of Australia’s rail workers is under examination following the launch of a systemic safety investigation by Australia’s national transport safety investigator, the ATSB.
Rail Safety Week 2014
As part of Rail Safety Week 2014 the ATSB is highlighting rail investigations and their critical safety lessons.
Highly-regarded aviation safety author Macarthur ‘Mac’ Job
Born: Taree, 10 April 1926 – died: Melbourne, 6 August 2014.
 
Pilots need to consider the effect of an in-flight engine failure at different altitudes has on the time available to manage that failure and identify a suitable forced landing area.
 
Updated 21 January 2015 ...
 
Issue 38: The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
MH370—Call for Expressions of Interest to Prepare for Recovery Operations
 
The train crew believed that the impact had derailed the locomotive and they were about to fall off the bridge and into the Katherine River.
 
The ATSB found that The ARTC’s inspection and maintenance practices were ineffective at identifying and correcting the deteriorating condition of track infrastructure exhibiting accelerated wear, such as 38A points at Spencer Junction.
 
The ATSB found that the network control officer had established a standard-gauge route beyond signal DYN158 rather than the required broad-gauge route.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 9 investigation reports. Issue 37
 
Flying at night in remote areas without sufficient visual cues continues to be one of the most dangerous forms of flying, as evidenced by a recent fatal accident in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
 
The rate that aircraft are striking wildlife has reduced in the past two years following four years’ of growth.
 
Data input errors continue to be a problem in aviation, with three recent incidents highlighting the need for greater attention to detail.
 
The ATSB has welcomed the findings of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB’s) independent review into the ATSB’s investigation methodologies and processes.
 
The ATSB’s first report of safety trends in Australian aviation reveals that while our skies remain safe, there are some shifting trends to watch.
 
Australia’s transport industries are some of the safest in the world but more can be done to improve safety, according to the ATSB’s annual report.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. Issue 35
 
Pilots advised the sooner a condition that warrants a go-around is recognised, the safer the manoeuvre will be.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. Issue 34
 
The ATSB is urging pilots of single-engine aircraft to plan for partial power loss, following the release of a new educational video.
 
In-flight propeller separation involving Jabiru Aircraft J430, north of French Island, Victoria.
 
The crew of a Bell 412 helicopter, were tasked to conduct a rescue in the Mount Spec area near Townsville, Queensland.
 
We’ve all been there. The moment when you see something that just doesn’t seem quite right.
 
This incident provides a reminder to pilots to know your own limitations and those of the aircraft.
 
Pilots should consider the effect an in-flight engine failure at low altitude has on the time available to manage that failure and identify a suitable forced landing area.
 
The safety of Australia’s rail workers is under examination following the launch of a systemic safety investigation by Australia’s national transport safety investigator, the ATSB.
 
As part of Rail Safety Week 2014 the ATSB is highlighting rail investigations and their critical safety lessons.
 
 
 
The search for MH370 continues

The search for MH370 continues

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