Flight below the minimum permitted altitude involving Pilatus PC-12, VH-FDJ, near Adelaide Airport, South Australia, on 18 July 2017 - final report release
The incident shows the importance of adequate approach preparation, and management of aircraft flight profile and automation.
Engine issues on descent involving ATR 72-600, VH-FVN, near Canberra Airport, ACT, on 13 December 2018 - new investigation
While the aircraft was descending through 11, 000 ft in heavy rain, the right engine’s power rolled back (decreased) and the engine flamed out. The engine automatically re-started within five seconds. The descent continued and, while passing through 10,000 ft, the left engine’s power also rolled back and that engine flamed out before automatically relighting.
Wirestrike and collision with terrain involving Cessna 172RG, VH-LCZ, Parafield Airport, South Australia, on 3 July 2018 - final report release
The report emphasises the importance of flying in a controlled manner to improve the survivability of a forced landing following power loss and, the use of carburettor heat to prevent an ice-related power loss.
Signal passed at danger and derailment of empty Tangara service 109D, Hornsby, NSW, on 17 December 2015 - final report release
The derailment of a train in Hornsby highlights the the importance of maintaining situational awareness.
Hard landing and ground strike involving Beech Aircraft Corporation B200, VH-ODI, Mount Gambier Airport, South Australia, on 8 December 2018 - new active investigation
The pilot reported experiencing difficulties landing at Mount Gambier. After a heavy landing, the pilot was unable to safely stop the aircraft on the runway and decided to conduct a go-around. The pilot then conducted another approach and landing. The post-flight inspection of the aircraft revealed substantial damage to both propellers.