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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.
Search for MH370
Updated 21 August 2014 ...
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.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 33
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
Accident site of the Cessna 172 aircraft VH-MKQ
Accident highlights the importance of considering all of the factors when assessing a landing area.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 32
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
Flying with reduced visibility
The ATSB is launching a new safety priority for pilots, after investigating an increasing number of accidents caused by flying with reduced visual references, such as in cloud or at night.
MH370 Underwater Search Areas Planning Map
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss today announced a new high priority underwater search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Turbofan engine diagram
ATSB report finds that Australian turbofan engine aircraft are safe and reliable and only experience engine-related safety incidents every 20,000 flight hours on average.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 31
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
Hirail 1 and Hirail 3 after the collision
Risks associated with the operation of road-rail vehicles on the steep railway.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 30
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 12 investigation reports.
Pilot conducting checklist
Fume and smoke incidents in Australian aviation are usually appropriately managed by flight and cabin crew and generally result in minor safety consequences.
National Rail Reforms
Victoria joins the national rail safety program.
Canopy of his aircraft opened
A pilot died after the canopy of his aircraft opened, interfering with his attempt to land safely.
Cessna 206, VH-WAV aircraft wreckage
The wingtip and aileron separated before the aircraft impacted terrain, fatally injuring the pilot and passenger.
The 42 m motor yacht Calliope
Flag States and port administrations should consider the risks associated with operating a vessel when determining regulatory compliance requirements, rather than making such determinations based on the vessel’s mode (commercial or private) of operation.
Atlantic Princess
This accident highlights the fact that while pilots may be competent in the use of pilot ladders, it should not be assumed that other personnel are proficient in climbing or descending a pilot ladder, or fit to do so.
Damaged Hughes Helicopter. Source: operator
It's important that pilots with experience, familiarity and comfort with the aircraft and location, continue to do all checks thoroughly.
 
The ATSB is urging pilots of single-engine aircraft to plan for partial power loss, following the release of a new educational video.
 
Updated 21 August 2014 ...
 
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.
 
Born: Taree, 10 April 1926 – died: Melbourne, 6 August 2014.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
Accident highlights the importance of considering all of the factors when assessing a landing area.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
The ATSB is launching a new safety priority for pilots, after investigating an increasing number of accidents caused by flying with reduced visual references, such as in cloud or at night.
 
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss today announced a new high priority underwater search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 
ATSB report finds that Australian turbofan engine aircraft are safe and reliable and only experience engine-related safety incidents every 20,000 flight hours on average.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
Risks associated with the operation of road-rail vehicles on the steep railway.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 12 investigation reports.
 
Fume and smoke incidents in Australian aviation are usually appropriately managed by flight and cabin crew and generally result in minor safety consequences.
 
Victoria joins the national rail safety program.
 
A pilot died after the canopy of his aircraft opened, interfering with his attempt to land safely.
 
The wingtip and aileron separated before the aircraft impacted terrain, fatally injuring the pilot and passenger.
 
Flag States and port administrations should consider the risks associated with operating a vessel when determining regulatory compliance requirements, rather than making such determinations based on the vessel’s mode (commercial or private) of operation.
 
This accident highlights the fact that while pilots may be competent in the use of pilot ladders, it should not be assumed that other personnel are proficient in climbing or descending a pilot ladder, or fit to do so.
 
 
 
The search for MH370 continues

The search for MH370 continues

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