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.
Derailment of Pacific National freight train 4MC2, and collision with V/Line train, at Barnawartha, Victoria, on 29 January 2020 - new investigation
A freight train had several wagons derail bringing the train to a halt in the township of Barnawartha, Victoria. Shortly after a V/Line loco hauled passenger service, travelling from Albury, NSW to Melbourne on an adjacent track, struck a container from a derailed wagon from the derailed freight train.
Loss of power on take-off and forced landing involving Cessna 182, VH-DGF, Tooradin, Victoria on 6 January 2019 - final report
Corrosion in the carburettor of a Cessna 182’s engine, which led to a power loss after take-off and a subsequent forced landing, demonstrates the importance of following maintenance periodic inspection requirements.
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.