Passive level crossing accident demonstrates how sighting from road vehicles can be severly restricted
Sighting from road vehicles can be severely restricted at passively protected crossings.
Collision with water involving a Yakovlev Yak-52, VH-PAE, near South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, on 5 June 2019 - preliminary report release
Recovered wreckage from a two-seat Yakovlev Yak-52 aircraft’s fatal collision with water near South Stradbroke Island, Queensland on 5 June 2019 was consistent with a high-speed impact.
Collision with terrain involving Robinson R22 helicopter, VH-HHQ, near Kutchera Station, Queensland on 22 June 2019 - new investigation
During aerial mustering operations, it was reported that the right anti-torque pedal fractured, leading to a loss of control and subsequent collision with terrain.
Derailment of loaded Pacific National coal service TM94 near Moss Vale, NSW on 28 June 2019 - new investigation
A Pacific National coal train derailed one bogie just past Moss Vale, NSW, en route to Unanderra. Track infrastructure was damaged as a result of the wheelsets from the bogie dragging.
Engine failure involving Fokker 100, VH-FWI, en route to Perth Airport, Western Australia, on 9 July 2019 - new investigation
During climb from Geraldton, at about FL115 the flight crew observed the left engine thrust lever retarding towards flight idle, followed by an ENG FAIL warning.
Wirestrike and collision with terrain involving Robinson R44, VH-KCH, near Mansfield, Victoria, on 6 July 2019 - new investigation
The helicopter struck a powerline and collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The passenger sustained serious injuries and the pilot sustained minor injuries.
Making an early decision to land your helicopter during the onset of an abnormal situation will reduce the likelihood of an accident.
In an effort to encourage precautionary landings, the ATSB is encouraging helicopter pilots to ‘don’t push it, land it’ if they encounter an abnormal situation while in flight.
Jointly developed and supported by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA), ‘Don’t push it, land it’ is safety messaging that encourages all helicopter pilots, no matter their experience or the type of helicopter they fly, to make a precautionary landing if they experience a situation that just isn’t right.