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.
Forced landing involving Piper Aircraft Corp PA-36, VH-TVU, near Latrobe Valley Airport, Victoria, on 12 August 2019 - new investigation
During initial climb, the engine power reduced and the pilot conducted a forced landing in a paddock. During the landing, the landing gear collapsed resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft.
Collision with terrain involving an Insitu ScanEagle X200 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) near Woleebee Creek, Queensland, on 9 January 2019 - final report release
A post-accident inspection of the wreckage identified a partial blockage to the aircraft’s pitot system.
Collision with terrain involving SOCATA TB-10 Tobago, VH-YTM, near Mount Gambier Airport, South Australia, on 28 June 2017 - final report release
The ATSB investigation has found that community service flights conducted on behalf of Angel Flight Australia have a fatal accident rate per flight that is seven times higher than for other private flights.
Loss of separation involving Airbus A330, VH-EBJ and Boeing 737, VH-VZO, near Sydney Airport, NSW, on 5 August 2019 - new investigation
The ATSB is investigating a loss of separation involving an Airbus A330 (registered VH-EBJ) and a Boeing 737 (registered VH-VZO), near Sydney Airport, New South Wales, on 5 August 2019.
Collision with terrain involving Liberty Aerospace XL2, VH-XLK, near Braidwood, New South Wales, on 6 August 2019 - new investigation
While manoeuvring over the airfield, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled state and collided with terrain in a neighbouring paddock. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the pilot, the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries.
Visual flight rules pilots pressing on into instrument meteorological conditions without a current instrument rating carries a significant risk of spatial disorientation due to powerful and misleading orientation sensations with reduced visual cues.
» Disorientation can affect any pilot, no matter what their level of experience.
» Avoid deteriorating weather by conducting thorough pre-flight planning.
» Use a ‘personal minimums’ checklist to help control and manage risk.
» If you become disoriented or lost in marginal weather, seek whatever help is available, including support from air traffic control.