Derailment of XPT ST23, Wallan, Victoria, on 20 February 2020 - preliminary report
The ATSB has released the preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into the derailment of XPT passenger train ST23 at Wallan, Victoria on 20 February 2020.
Track obstruction due to loss of freight from train 7WB3 and subsequent impact of passenger train NT32 with track obstruction near Telegraph Point, NSW, on 17 June 2018 - final report
A passenger train sustained minor damage after colliding with a metal awning from a modified shipping container that was being transport by a freight train, which had opened in transit before striking a bridge and falling onto the track.
Main landing gear wheel failure during taxi involving Boeing 737, VH-VUH, at Brisbane Airport, Queensland, on 4 January 2017 - final report
This incident highlights the importance of compliance with all aspects of manufacturers’ maintenance procedures, including the appropriate application of anti‑seize. This is especially important if, as in this case, there is no simple means of detecting the effect that such excess product can have on fastener security.
Collision with terrain involving Cessna 172, VH-CBB, 31 km west of Mittagong, NSW, on 22 March 2020 - new investigation
On approach to the private airstrip, the pilot reported the aircraft was affected by extreme turbulence and was unable to reach the runway under full power.
Runway incursion and communication issues involving Bombardier Dash 8, VH-LQJ, Gladstone, Queensland, on 17 March 2020 - new investigation
After commencing taxi and before entering the runway, the flight crew reported making a taxiing call on the local airways frequency.
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.