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Collision between an XPT passenger train and a track-mounted excavator
‘Safe work on rail’ is an area of heightened concern within the ATSB’s SafetyWatch program.
Search for MH370
Updated 26 August 2015 ...
High capacity aircraft cockpit - stock art
A data entry error contributed to a slow approach speed and a nose high landing in a Qantas Boeing 737 aircraft.
Accident site of a de Havilland Canada DHC-1, Chipmunk
Chipmunk aircraft crashes after engine failure.
Aeronavics SkyJib 8 remotely piloted aircraft
The aircraft was providing media coverage of the cricket World Cup Final on 29 March 2015.
Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin: Issue 42
The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving regular passenger transport aircraft, light aircraft and helicopters.
Managing partial power loss after take-off in single-engine aircraft
Do you have a plan for partial power loss after take-off?
Black box flight recorder
The latest hit on Netflix may well tell us that Orange is the New Black but in the aviation safety world, we have known that for half a century.
Low-level flying aircraft
Before you decide to conduct low-level flying, ask yourself whether there is a legitimate or operational reason for you to do so.
Cicaré CH-7B helicopter
The ATSB recommends owners of CH-7B series helicopters ensure the integrity of the stabiliser before flying.
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Like our Facebook page to get the latest news and updates.
E-cigarette
Carrying an e-cigarette in your luggage can pose a safety hazard to flights.
Container ship 'Kota Wajar'
All mariners urged to keep a lookout after a collision between container ship and yacht off south-east Queensland.
Robinson R22 helicopter accident site near Fitzroy Crossing, WA
Pilots must operate within personal limits when flying in darker environments.
Accident site of the Piper Saratoga near Moree NSW. Source: ATSB
The extra risks inherent in visual flight at night are from reduced visual cues, and the increased likelihood of perceptual illusions and consequent risk of spatial disorientation.
Emerging trends in Australian aviation safety July to December 2014
This report summarises significant trends in Australian aviation from July to December 2014, and resultant safety action being taken to address these trends.
Fallen load speader. Source: AMSA
Two crew were seriously injured by a falling load spreader. The ATSB identifies some simple safety precautions that must apply to crane operations.
 Mr Noel Hart, Commissioner
The Chief Commissioner of the ATSB, Mr Martin Dolan has welcomed the re-appointment of Mr Noel Hart as a Commissioner.
Collision on the ground involving a Piper PA-28, VH-TXH and a Cessna 172, VH-EUU Moorabbin Airport, Victoria
A light aircraft collision between a Piper PA-28 and Cessna 172 shows why it’s crucial to manage and respond to partial power loss immediately.
Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin: Issue 41
The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving regular passenger transport aircraft, light aircraft and helicopters.
Robinson R44 helicopter accident site at Bulli Tops NSW.
A fatal Robinson R44 helicopter accident has prompted the ATSB to recommend safety improvements to helicopter fuel tanks in the United States and Europe.
Frugo Discovery in the Southern Indian Ocean
Recent news reports about the search for MH370 have included highly inaccurate assertions about the search and how it is being conducted.
Area of operation and the accident site location: 240 km west of Davis Base, Antarctica
Flying visually in poor visibility continues to be a major aviation concern, following a serious helicopter accident injuring three people in Antarctica on 1 December 2013.
Ship-related debris on the sea floor, including an anchor.  Source: ATSB, photo by Fugro.
The debris field appeared to be of man-made origin but once again it did not exhibit all the characteristics of a typical aircraft debris field.
ATSB investigator at work
Where necessary, investigators will collaborate with academics and international specialists when additional expertise or advice is required.
Accident site of Cessna 310 aircraft, registered VH-TBE
During the flight, one of the passengers coughed incessantly through the headset which distracted the pilot.
 
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‘Safe work on rail’ is an area of heightened concern within the ATSB’s SafetyWatch program.
 
Updated 26 August 2015 ...
 
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A data entry error contributed to a slow approach speed and a nose high landing in a Qantas Boeing 737 aircraft.
 
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Chipmunk aircraft crashes after engine failure.
 
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The aircraft was providing media coverage of the cricket World Cup Final on 29 March 2015.
 
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The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving regular passenger transport aircraft, light aircraft and helicopters.
 
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Do you have a plan for partial power loss after take-off?
 
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The latest hit on Netflix may well tell us that Orange is the New Black but in the aviation safety world, we have known that for half a century.
 
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Before you decide to conduct low-level flying, ask yourself whether there is a legitimate or operational reason for you to do so.
 
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The ATSB recommends owners of CH-7B series helicopters ensure the integrity of the stabiliser before flying.
 
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Like our Facebook page to get the latest news and updates.
 
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Carrying an e-cigarette in your luggage can pose a safety hazard to flights.
 
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All mariners urged to keep a lookout after a collision between container ship and yacht off south-east Queensland.
 
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Pilots must operate within personal limits when flying in darker environments.
 
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The extra risks inherent in visual flight at night are from reduced visual cues, and the increased likelihood of perceptual illusions and consequent risk of spatial disorientation.
 
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This report summarises significant trends in Australian aviation from July to December 2014, and resultant safety action being taken to address these trends.
 
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Two crew were seriously injured by a falling load spreader. The ATSB identifies some simple safety precautions that must apply to crane operations.
 
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The Chief Commissioner of the ATSB, Mr Martin Dolan has welcomed the re-appointment of Mr Noel Hart as a Commissioner.
 
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A light aircraft collision between a Piper PA-28 and Cessna 172 shows why it’s crucial to manage and respond to partial power loss immediately.
 
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The ATSB has released its latest Bulletin of short investigations covering incidents involving regular passenger transport aircraft, light aircraft and helicopters.
 
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A fatal Robinson R44 helicopter accident has prompted the ATSB to recommend safety improvements to helicopter fuel tanks in the United States and Europe.
 
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Recent news reports about the search for MH370 have included highly inaccurate assertions about the search and how it is being conducted.
 
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Flying visually in poor visibility continues to be a major aviation concern, following a serious helicopter accident injuring three people in Antarctica on 1 December 2013.
 
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The debris field appeared to be of man-made origin but once again it did not exhibit all the characteristics of a typical aircraft debris field.
 
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Where necessary, investigators will collaborate with academics and international specialists when additional expertise or advice is required.
 
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During the flight, one of the passengers coughed incessantly through the headset which distracted the pilot.
 
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The ATSB is a proud partner of Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2015. This year, PAW is being held from 3–9 May
 
 
 
The search for MH370 continues

The search for MH370 continues

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