Operational non-compliance involving Airbus A380, 9V-SKQ, near Sydney Airport, NSW, on 9 February 2020 - new investigation
During approach to runway 16R, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380, registered 9V-SKQ, encountered windshear and the crew conducted a missed approach. The A380 did not track in accordance with ATC instructions and turned across the approach path of the parallel runway.
Running line collision with worker involving passenger train T570, Petrie, Queensland, on 29 May 2017 - final report
This investigation highlights that to minimise risk, rail organisations should ensure processes relating to track work include provisions for protection officers to have sufficient resources, including time for task, information about the work environment, including train movements, and adequate protection available for the work.
Loss of containers overboard involving 'YM Efficiency', 16 NM east-south-east of Newcastle, NSW, on 1 June 2018 - final report
The loss of 81 containers overboard from the container ship 'YM Efficiency' highlights the importance of safe and effective container stowage planning, an ATSB investigation has found.
Landing accident involving Van’s RV-6A, VH-ANU, William Creek ALA, South Australia, on 28 July 2019 - final report
When the nose wheel made contact with the runway surface for the second time, the nose gear bent under the aircraft. The propeller struck the runway and the aircraft skidded on its nose, then flipped over.
Collision with terrain involving Angel Aircraft Corp 44, VH-IAZ, near Mareeba Airport, Queensland, on 14 December 2019 - preliminary report
One of an Angel Aircraft Corporation Model 44 aircraft’s two engines was heard to ‘splutter’ soon after take-off from Mareeba Airport, Queensaland, shortly before the aircraft collided with terrain, fatally injuring the two pilots on board. The investigation is continuing.
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.