Collision with terrain involving Lockheed EC130Q, N134CG, 50 km north-east of Cooma-Snowy Mountains Airport (near Peak View), New South Wales, on 23 January 2020 - interim report release
ATSB has released an interim report from its on-going investigation into large air tanker accident.
Thirty freight train wagons rolled away unattended for 1,425 metres from a crossing loop before slowing and coming to a stop just before the end of a siding, road and level crossing at Bordertown, South Australia on 23 November 2019, a new ATSB report details.
Runway collision involving an Extra EA 300 aircraft, VH-EXR and a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, VH-LTO, at Caloundra Airport, Queensland, on 18 September 2020 - new investigation
During a touch-and-go landing, the Extra EA 300 collided with the Guimbal Cabri G2 on the runway. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage.
Level crossing irregularity involving passenger train 3MA8, North Geelong, Victoria, on 8 January 2019 - final report
Flashing lights and boom gates were not activated at a North Geelong level crossing when an Overland passenger train passed through as protections had been inadvertently removed for planned track work.
Main rotor blade disbonding involving Robinson R44 Raven I, VH-RJN, 37 km south of Mareeba Aerodrome, Queensland, on 3 April 2020 - new investigation
The ATSB is planning to examine the damaged blade at its technical facilities in Canberra. If any emerging safety issues are identified, the ATSB will provide immediate advice to the relevant parties responsible for the continuing airworthiness and overall safety of the type-design.
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.