Passive level crossing accident demonstrates how sighting from road vehicles can be severly restricted
Sighting from road vehicles can be severely restricted at passively protected crossings.
Derailment of loaded Pacific National coal service TM94 near Moss Vale, NSW on 28 June 2019 - new investigation
A Pacific National coal train derailed one bogie just past Moss Vale, NSW, en route to Unanderra. Track infrastructure was damaged as a result of the wheelsets from the bogie dragging.
Engine failure involving Fokker 100, VH-FWI, en route to Perth Airport, Western Australia, on 9 July 2019 - new investigation
During climb from Geraldton, at about FL115 the flight crew observed the left engine thrust lever retarding towards flight idle, followed by an ENG FAIL warning.
Wirestrike and collision with terrain involving Robinson R44, VH-KCH, near Mansfield, Victoria, on 6 July 2019 - new investigation
The helicopter struck a powerline and collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The passenger sustained serious injuries and the pilot sustained minor injuries.
Near miss with maintenance worker on the Skitube Alpine Railway at Bullocks Flat, NSW, on 3 July 2019 - new investigation
An investigation has commenced by ATSB into the circumstances that led to the near miss between a train and a maintenance worker on the Perisher Blue Skitube railway.
Collision with a tree involving the airboat 'Gale Force' during tourism operations on Sweets Lagoon, Northern Territory - new investigation
The craft had four passengers and the master on board at the time. Two passengers were injured, one seriously. The airboat suffered structural and equipment damage.
Making an early decision to land your helicopter during the onset of an abnormal situation will reduce the likelihood of an accident.
In an effort to encourage precautionary landings, the ATSB is encouraging helicopter pilots to ‘don’t push it, land it’ if they encounter an abnormal situation while in flight.
Jointly developed and supported by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA), ‘Don’t push it, land it’ is safety messaging that encourages all helicopter pilots, no matter their experience or the type of helicopter they fly, to make a precautionary landing if they experience a situation that just isn’t right.