Poor track condition including a short twist defect as well as a higher than specified train speed contributed to the derailment of 11 loaded grain wagons south of Narwonah, north-western New South Wales, on 1 October 2017.
Loss of containers overboard involving APL England, 37 NM east-south-east of Sydney, NSW, on 24 May 2020 - new investigation
During heavy weather, the vessel’s main engine tripped, resulting in loss of propulsion for a short time. During this period, the vessel was rolling heavily—up to 25°—causing an unknown number of containers to fall on deck and into the sea.
A safety analysis of aerial firefighting occurrences in Australia, July 2000 to March 2020 - research report
The ATSB has published a statistical report of aerial firefighting accident and incident occurrence data spanning a near 20-year period, in response to a request for information from the Royal Commission into National Disaster Arrangements.
Weather event and collision with terrain involving Robinson R22, VH-KZV, near Alice Springs Airport, Northern Territory, on 24 November 2018 - final report
A Robinson R22 helicopter collided with terrain when it likely encountered a downdraft with insufficient height to recover while unnecessarily flying at low level through the Northern Territory’s MacDonnell Ranges.
Safeworking occurrence involving NSW TrainLink 283D and outer handsignaller, Dora Creek, NSW, on 9 May 2020 - new investigation
On 9 May 2020, a rail worker, performing the role of outer handsignaller working under a Track Work Authority near Dora Creek, NSW, was involved in a near-hit incident.
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.