Near collision involving Cessna 210, VH-SYT, and Cessna 206, VH-HPA, 46 km SW of Darwin Airport, Northern Territory, on 6 December - final report release
This serious incident highlights the limitations of the see-and-avoid principle and the value of airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS) technology.
Engine failure and forced landing of Beech Aircraft 76, VH-BDS, 49km NW of Cessnock Airport, NSW, on 1 June 2018 - final report release
The report highlights the importance of correctly configuring a multi-engine aircraft following an engine failure, the recurring safety concern of carburettor icing, and the need to conduct pre-flight passenger safety briefings.
Sling loading incident involving Bell Helicopter 205, VH-HUE, near Talbingo, NSW, on 10 January 2019 - new investigation
The ATSB is investigating a sling loading incident involving a Bell 205A-1 helicopter, registered VH-HUE, near Talbingo, NSW, on 10 January 2019. During sling load operations, the load released and struck the loadmaster resulting in serious injuries.
Loss of power on take-off and forced landing involving Cessna 182, VH-DGF, Tooradin, Victoria on 6 January 2019 - new investigation
The aircraft was being used for parachuting operations, with a pilot and four parachutists on board. The pilot reported that soon after take-off, at about 400 ft above the ground, the engine sustained a sudden power loss.
In-flight fire involving Kavanagh B-350 hot-air balloon, VH-ZYO, near Coldstream, Victoria on 26 December 2018 - new investigation
During cruise, the pilot detected a fire onboard the balloon from the front, left burner, which could not be extinguished. The pilot conducted a forced landing and the balloon was destroyed by the fire.
The FlySafe 2019 Aviation Safety Forum is a first for the Australian aviation community.
To be convened by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and Airservices Australia, the forum represents a unique opportunity for the aviation industry to address and confront safety issues, as we continue to work together to improve aviation safety in Australia.