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.
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.