Engine failure and forced landing involving Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan, VH-BFL, near Bellburn Airstrip Western Australia, on 14 May 2018 - final report release
This accident highlights the importance of frequent emergency procedures training. The pilot’s handling of the forced landing contributed positively to the survivability of this accident in difficult terrain.
Fuel exhaustion and forced landing involving Cessna 172M VH-TUX 72 km south of Kalgoorlie Boulder Aerodrome, Western Australia, 5 January 2018 - final report release
The forced landing of a Cessna 172 into scrubland south-west of Kalgoorlie Airport, Western Australia, following fuel exhaustion again highlights the need for continued pilot education on the risks and controls associated with fuel management.
Loss of control involving Pilatus PC-12/47E, VH-OWJ, near Merredin, Western Australia, on 14 April 2019 - new investigation
It was reported that, while climbing through 2,600 ft, the aircraft sustained an uncommanded pitch down and descent, after regaining control the pilot returned the aircraft to Merredin.
Assistance to the Accident Investigation Board Norway investigation into the propulsion failure of Viking Sky, Hustadvika, Norway, on 23 March 2019
At the AIBN's request, the ATSB is assisting with the collection of information relevant to the investigation into the propulsion failure of the Viking Sky passenger cruise ship.
Collision with terrain involving Cessna 182, VH-DJN, 14 km SSW of Atherton Aerodrome, Queensland, on 8 April 2019 - new investigation
The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving a Cessna 182G, registered VH-DJN, which occurred 14 km south-south-west of Atherton Aerodrome, Queensland.
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.