Hard landing and ground strike involving Beech Aircraft Corporation B200, VH-ODI, Mount Gambier Airport, South Australia, on 8 December 2018 - new active investigation
The pilot reported experiencing difficulties landing at Mount Gambier. After a heavy landing, the pilot was unable to safely stop the aircraft on the runway and decided to conduct a go-around. The pilot then conducted another approach and landing. The post-flight inspection of the aircraft revealed substantial damage to both propellers.
Collision with terrain involving Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A, VH-OBL, 101km WSW of Hobart, Tasmania, on 8 December 2018 - new investigation
During cruise, the aircraft collided with terrain. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured.
Runaway of grain train 8960, Dombarton to Unanderra, NSW, on 22 April 2017 - final report release
The incident highlights the need for freight operators to ensure train drivers receive regular training and competency assessments for steep continuous gradient routes, and the need for contingency plans and procedures for the management of runaways in this area to be continually reviewed and tested by rail infrastructure managers.
The ATSB found that superseded forward gearbox mounts were inadvertently installed during maintenance. The accident highlights the need for extra vigilance when installing visually similar parts.
Derailment of Aurizon train 9T90 near Kimburra, Queensland on 28 September 2017 - Interim factual report release
The report provides preliminary observations, outlines some of the investigation activities conducted to date, and describes the proactive safety actions that have been taken by directly involved parties Incitec Pivot and Aurizon.