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Accident site of Cessna 550 aircraft (Citation Bravo), VH-FGK, at Lismore Airport
For pilots, this incident highlights the importance of attention to the configuration of the aircraft and cockpit settings at all stages of flight, but particularly during take-off.
Search for MH370
Updated 20 July 2016 ...
Wreckage of the Cessna 172S aircraft VH-PFT being recovered
A fatal Cessna 172S aircraft accident highlights the dangers of an aircraft stalling and then spinning while conducting turning manoeuvres, particularly at low heights.
PNG AOI Manager Vacant
The Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) of PNG is seeking to recruit a suitable person for appointment to the position of Manager – Aircraft Operations Investigation.
747 aircraft collides with aerobridge at Melbourne Airport
A collision between an aircraft and aerobridge highlights the difficulties in detecting slow aircraft movement and why flight crew should remain aware of this possibility whenever the engines are running.
Collision between V/Line train 8280 and MTM train 6502 Altona, Victoria, 22 August 2014
At about 1901 on 22 August 2014, a V/Line train travelling the Werribee line on the Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Network collided with a stationary Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) passenger train between Maidstone Street level crossing and Kororoit Creek Road. The MTM train had come to an unintended stop due to a loss of air pressure in its braking system.
Axle failure on XPT ST24, Culcairn, NSW, on 24 October 2014
On 24 October 2014, the Melbourne to Sydney XPT service ST24 was approaching Culcairn station when there was a severe vibration.
ATSB welcomes new Chief Commissioner
The ATSB Commission today welcomes Greg Hood who begins his five-year appointment as the second Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
Derailed bogie viewed from Down side of track
A wheel failure that led to a train derailment, damaging 590 m of track, likely originated from a crack on the tread surface, the ATSB has found.
ATR aircraft on approach to land
As a result of the investigation into a Virgin Australia Regional Airlines flight sustaining a pitch disconnect while on descent into Sydney, the ATSB has identified a safety issue that needed to be highlighted before this investigation is completed.
REX Saab Aircraft inflight
Fatigue may have contributed to the first officer not hearing the captain’s ‘gear up’ call.
Accident site of the Bell 206L-1 helicopter, registered VH-VDZ at Olympic Park oval, Victoria. Source: Witness
While repositioning, the pilot commenced lifting this Bell 206L-1 helicopter into a hover from a temporary helipad. It started rolling about the right skid until the main rotor blades struck the ground.
Stock photo of passenger aircraft in cloud
The original forecast at the time of departure for the intended destination of Adelaide, did not predict fog. During the flights, fog formed at Adelaide, preventing a normal landing.
Photo of the Robinson R22 helicopter, VH-HRW pre-accident
Late afternoon glare and light refraction affected the pilot’s vision and depth of field, with tragic results.
Privacy Awareness Week 2016
The ATSB is a proud partner of Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2016. This year's PAW theme, Privacy in your hands, reinforces the message that organisations, agencies and individuals must be vigilant in maintaining a good understanding of their rights and responsibilities for the handling of personal information.
Report into Emerging trends in Australian aviation safety January – June 2015
The number of reported aircraft fumes and smoke occurrences involving high capacity aircraft in Australia is trending significantly lower, according to an ATSB report published today.
Etihad Airways Airbus A330 at airport gate. Source: ATSB
A wasp nest obstructed the Captain’s pitot probe after a short layover in Brisbane
Greg Hood new Chief Commissioner
The ATSB Commission has warmly welcomed the appointment of Greg Hood as the ATSB’s new Chief Commissioner from 1 July 2016.
The car carrier Grand Pioneer
Two large ships’ sterns broke away from their berths when a common bollard holding their stern lines failed, damaging a rail bridge and a third vessel.
VH-NJI fire damaged No.2 engine
Metal fatigue caused a welded boss on the No.2 engine to give way, resulting in a fuel-fed fire that was brought under control by the flight crew.
Air tractor collides with ute
A collision between a ute and aircraft shows why good communications is essential in all aircraft operations.
Have your say! - ATSB survey
The ATSB is conducting a short online survey, seeking your views on how we’re travelling.
  Amateur-built One Design DR-107 aircraft, registered VH-EGT
A fatal accident involving an amateur-built aircraft has prompted the ATSB to issue a formal safety recommendation to Australia’s aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
Fairchild Industries Metro 23 aircraft after runway excursion at Portland, Vic
A runway excursion involving a Fairchild Industries Metro 23 aircraft shows why it’s important that maintenance and inspection programs adequately provide for the detection of corrosion and cracking.
Emergency services responding the fire on board the livestock carrier Ocean Driver
This shipboard fire quickly got out of control causing extensive damage and several injuries due to smoke inhalation. An open cabin door and a stairwell fire door left hooked open were contributing factors.
Intersection of the rail accident in Guildford, Western Australia
A track worker who was fatally struck by a passenger train in Guildford, WA had no form of protection such as a lookout, at the work site.
 
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For pilots, this incident highlights the importance of attention to the configuration of the aircraft and cockpit settings at all stages of flight, but particularly during take-off.
 
Updated 20 July 2016 ...
 
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A fatal Cessna 172S aircraft accident highlights the dangers of an aircraft stalling and then spinning while conducting turning manoeuvres, particularly at low heights.
 
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The Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) of PNG is seeking to recruit a suitable person for appointment to the position of Manager – Aircraft Operations Investigation.
 
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A collision between an aircraft and aerobridge highlights the difficulties in detecting slow aircraft movement and why flight crew should remain aware of this possibility whenever the engines are running.
 
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At about 1901 on 22 August 2014, a V/Line train travelling the Werribee line on the Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Network collided with a stationary Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) passenger train between Maidstone Street level crossing and Kororoit Creek Road. The MTM train had come to an unintended stop due to a loss of air pressure in its braking system.
 
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On 24 October 2014, the Melbourne to Sydney XPT service ST24 was approaching Culcairn station when there was a severe vibration.
 
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The ATSB Commission today welcomes Greg Hood who begins his five-year appointment as the second Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
 
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A wheel failure that led to a train derailment, damaging 590 m of track, likely originated from a crack on the tread surface, the ATSB has found.
 
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As a result of the investigation into a Virgin Australia Regional Airlines flight sustaining a pitch disconnect while on descent into Sydney, the ATSB has identified a safety issue that needed to be highlighted before this investigation is completed.
 
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Fatigue may have contributed to the first officer not hearing the captain’s ‘gear up’ call.
 
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While repositioning, the pilot commenced lifting this Bell 206L-1 helicopter into a hover from a temporary helipad. It started rolling about the right skid until the main rotor blades struck the ground.
 
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The original forecast at the time of departure for the intended destination of Adelaide, did not predict fog. During the flights, fog formed at Adelaide, preventing a normal landing.
 
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Late afternoon glare and light refraction affected the pilot’s vision and depth of field, with tragic results.
 
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The ATSB is a proud partner of Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2016. This year's PAW theme, Privacy in your hands, reinforces the message that organisations, agencies and individuals must be vigilant in maintaining a good understanding of their rights and responsibilities for the handling of personal information.
 
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The number of reported aircraft fumes and smoke occurrences involving high capacity aircraft in Australia is trending significantly lower, according to an ATSB report published today.
 
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A wasp nest obstructed the Captain’s pitot probe after a short layover in Brisbane
 
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The ATSB Commission has warmly welcomed the appointment of Greg Hood as the ATSB’s new Chief Commissioner from 1 July 2016.
 
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Two large ships’ sterns broke away from their berths when a common bollard holding their stern lines failed, damaging a rail bridge and a third vessel.
 
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Metal fatigue caused a welded boss on the No.2 engine to give way, resulting in a fuel-fed fire that was brought under control by the flight crew.
 
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A collision between a ute and aircraft shows why good communications is essential in all aircraft operations.
 
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The ATSB is conducting a short online survey, seeking your views on how we’re travelling.
 
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A fatal accident involving an amateur-built aircraft has prompted the ATSB to issue a formal safety recommendation to Australia’s aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
 
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A runway excursion involving a Fairchild Industries Metro 23 aircraft shows why it’s important that maintenance and inspection programs adequately provide for the detection of corrosion and cracking.
 
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This shipboard fire quickly got out of control causing extensive damage and several injuries due to smoke inhalation. An open cabin door and a stairwell fire door left hooked open were contributing factors.
 
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A track worker who was fatally struck by a passenger train in Guildford, WA had no form of protection such as a lookout, at the work site.
 
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Over the 6-year study period between 2009 and 2014, 322 engine failures or malfunctions involving light aircraft were reported to the ATSB and/or Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus).
 
 
 
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