Collision with terrain involving Cessna U206G, VH-JVR 124 km west of Norseman, Western Australia, on 3 March 2022 - preliminary report
On 3 March 2022, a Cessna U206G, registered VH-JVR, was being operated by MAGSPEC Aviation for low-level, geophysical survey flights to the west of Norseman, Western Australia. The pilot was the sole occupant on board the aircraft.
Breakaway and grounding involving CSC Friendship, Port of Brisbane, Queensland, on 27 February 2022 - preliminary report
On the evening of 27 February 2022, the Hong Kong flagged product tanker CSC Friendship (Figure 1) was secure head-down alongside the Ampol Products Wharf in Brisbane (Figure 2). It had completed loading of 25,000 tonnes of diesel oil and 7,000 tonnes of gasoline, which was bound for Adelaide.
Engine failure or malfunction involving Robinson Helicopter R44, registration VH-KOV near Nathan River Station, NT on 16 May 2022 - new investigation
During sight seeing operations, the engine ran rough and failed. The pilot conducted an autorotation where the helicopter collided with terrain and was destroyed. The pilot and two passengers sustained minor injuries and one passenger sustained serious injuries.
Landing on closed runway involving Cessna 510, VH-MSU Temora Aerodrome, New South Wales, on 21 October 2021 - final report
At about 1857 Eastern Daylight Time, the pilot landed on runway 18 at Temora Aerodrome. On touchdown, the pilot noticed unserviceability markers further along the runway and elected to continue the landing.
Aircraft flight preparation occurrence involving Boeing 787-9, VH ZNJ Melbourne Airport, Victoria on 22 September 2021 - final report
At about 0825 on 22 September 2021, a pre-flight exterior inspection was conducted by one of the flight crew, with no anomalies detected. The aircraft was also subject to a pre-departure exterior inspection by ground service dispatch personnel, before departing Melbourne at about 0900. The aircraft landed at Los Angeles about 14.5 hours later, following an uneventful flight.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) urges operators and owners of piston-engine aircraft to use an active warning carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless and odourless gas, and its presence may not be detected until the physical symptoms and cognitive effects present themselves
CO detectors with an active warning are inexpensive and widely available, and they provide pilots with the best opportunity to detect CO exposure before it adversely affects their ability to control the aircraft, or they become incapacitated.