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In accordance with sections 8(2)(g) and 11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 ("the FOI Act"), information released under the FOI Act is listed below.

ATSB will make documents accessible on this website as much as possible.  However, some documents, due to size or format, will be made available via post.  If you would like to access documents listed but not published on this site, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au

The list does not include the following:

  • documents released under the FOI Act containing personal or business information which would be unreasonable to publish;
  • documents to which access has been refused or which are exempt from release under the FOI Act; and
  • documents which have been released to the media or members of the public outside the FOI Act.

2017

 

Disclosure log number:     FOI 16-17(27)

Date information listed:     38 July 2017

Summary of FOI request: The document lodged under the REPCON scheme that reported to the ATSB the pre-flight/planning event on 3 March 2014 at Sydney Airport involving an Airbus A320, VH-VNJ.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):

The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.

FOI 16-17(27) Disclosure docs.pdf PDF


 

Disclosure log number:     FOI 16-17(24)

Date information listed:     31 May 2017

Summary of FOI request:  All documents relating to an aviation accident which occurred near the Barwon Highway, Callandoon, Queensland on 28 December 2016.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):

The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.

FOI 16-17(24) Disclosure docs.pdf PDF


 

Disclosure log number:     FOI 16-17(14)

Date information listed:    10 May 2017

Summary of FOI request:    Copy of all documentation relating to accident involving Cessna 210 aircraft VH-HGZ on 28 March 2014.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  

The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1), s47E(d) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


 

 

Disclosure log number:     FOI 16-17(13)

Date information listed:    30 March 2017

Summary of FOI request:  A complete copy of any documents, reports or files relating to ATSB incident 201604502, relating to a hard landing and propeller strike which occurred at Merimbula Aerodrome on 19 November 2016.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  

The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.

FOI 16-17(13) Disclosure docs.pdf PDF


 

Disclosure log number:     FOI 16-17(12)

Date information listed:    24 February 2017

Summary of FOI request:   A copy of any Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation and/or related documents held on file by ATSB in relation to an incident involving an Air Tractor AT-502 aircraft (registration VH-ULV) at approximately 1000 hours AWST on 10 September 2016.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  

The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47C of the FOI Act.

FOI 16-17(12) Disclosure docs.pdf PDF


 

Disclosure log number:     FOI 16-17(11)

Date information listed:    27 January 2017

Summary of FOI request:   (Request limited to non-restricted information only. Restricted information is defined under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003).

All documents held by the ATSB in relation to ATSB investigations and findings including any statements provided by either pilot in relation to the accident involving a Robinson R22 Beta helicopter, registered VH-ZZM on 12 July 2014.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  

The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


2016

 

Disclosure log number:         FOI 16-17(1)

Date information listed:        22 September 2016

Summary of FOI request:  A complete copy of the files pertaining to incidents 201406191 and 201406192.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number:         FOI 15-16(19)

Date information listed:        12 September 2016

Summary of FOI request:  A copy of the ATSB file in respect of the accident involving a Eurocopter AS350BA helicopter, registered ZK-HKU which collided with terrain on the Fox Glacier, New Zealand on 21 November 2015.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  The request was processed based on the information on hand as at 23 June 2016. The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47C, s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number:         FOI 15-16(16)

Date information listed:        23 September 2016

Summary of FOI request:  (Request limited to non-restricted information only. Restricted information is defined under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003).

Copies of any or all documents, correspondence, any statements taken and any other information prepared on or after 20 September 2013 regarding a collision between two road rail vehicles near Rinadeena, Tasmania on 4 June 2013.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  The request was processed based on the information on hand as at 23 June 2016. The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47C, s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.


Disclosure log number:         FOI 15-16(8)

Date information listed:        29 February 2016

Summary of FOI request:  Any information received by the ATSB pursuant to the notifications requirements of the TSI Act in relation to an incident involving Coulson helicopter (U9Y 8E9) and Piper Cherokee (VH-IAZ) at Ballarat Airport on 25 November 2015.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  The documents were released to the applicant in Part A and Part B. Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number:         FOI 15-16(6)

Date information listed:        2 February 2016

Summary of FOI request: (excludes restricted information defined under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003).

Applicant sought access to all information relating to ATSB investigation AO-2014-076.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied were s.47F, s.47G and s.38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act


 

2015

 

Disclosure log number:         FOI 15-16(1)

Date information listed:        17 August 2015

Summary of FOI request: All the reports and notices especially the Pilot questionnaire and response and Chief Pilot/Chief Flying Instructors comments in relation to ATSB Ref 201501206 in regards to aircraft accident near Cairns.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied were s.47F, s.47G and s.38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.


Disclosure log number:         FOI 14-15(12)

Date information listed:        7 May 2015

Summary of FOI request: (excludes restricted information defined under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003)

Applicant sought access to the following documents in relation to an aircraft accident which occurred at the East Kimberley Regional Airport, Victoria Highway, Kununurra, Western Australia on 23 January 2013:

  1. Any investigation reports and all reports complied and are obtained in relation to subject incident;
  2. Any photographs, videos, recordings, drawings, sketches, maps, blueprints or other such materials obtained during the course of the investigation;
  3. Any statements obtained by the individuals directly involved and all witnesses to the accident;
  4. Copies of any infringements or improvement notices issues;
  5. Any additional documents or information relating to the subject incident; and
  6. Any investigations undertaken in relation to the operator.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1), and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.


Disclosure log number:         FOI 14-15(6)

Date information listed:        27 March 2015

Summary of FOI request:

Investigation documents relating to a fatal accident involving a light aircraft ICP Savannah (registration number 24-7787) on 18 November 2013 (excludes restricted information defined under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003).

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47B(a), s47E(d), s47F(1) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au        


Disclosure log number:         FOI 14-15(8)

Date information listed:        19 March 2015

Summary of FOI request:

Any reported incidences or events from 1 May 2003 (using keywords searches or manual viewing) which contain any of the following attributes:

• Unusual or Unidentifiable Aircraft or Objects; ie UFO’s
• Suspected (but not confirmed) Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au        


Disclosure log number:         FOI 14-15(11)

Date information listed:        13 March 2015

Summary of FOI request:

Documentation relevant to an aircraft accident (registration number VH-YPC) which occurred at Moola Bulla, East Kimberley, Western Australia on 25 August 2014 and any subsequent investigation that has been undertaken by the ATSB that is not deemed to be confidential and/or subject to legal protection (excludes restricted information defined under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003).

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


2014

 

Disclosure log number:         FOI 14-15(7)

Date information listed:        9 December 2014

Summary of FOI request:

Request for an electronic copy of the Notifications/Occurrence details for the two accidents involving:

  1. Transavia PL-12 VH-TRM on the 07th April 1979, Schofields, NSW - File No# 6-792-1030 (ATSB 197901371)
  2. Transavia PL-12 VH-MYI on the 31st March 1980, Belgravia, NSW - File No# 6-802-1028 (ATSB 198001350)

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part [PDFPDF: 593KB].  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.


Disclosure log number: FOI 13-14(13)

Date information listed: 3 July 2014

Summary of FOI request:

Applicant sought access to the following documents in relation to a helicopter accident involving VH-BHU on 1 June 2011 near Whyanbeel, Queensland:

  1. any photographs depicting the area surrounding the site of the accident, the wreckage of the helicopter involved in the accident or any other photographs taken in relation to the accident; and
  2. copies of any witness statements, reports, file notes, emails, documents or records or notifications provided to the ATSB in respect of the accident.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1), s47E(d) and s38(1)(b)(i).


Disclosure log number: FOI 13-14(20)

Date information listed: 1 July 2014

Summary of FOI request:

Accident report, statements, notices and any associated documents pertaining to a glider accident that occurred on 15 January 2012.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47E(d).


Disclosure log number: FOI 13-14(18)

Date information listed: 3 June 2014

Summary of FOI request:

  1. Any document containing a cost/benefit analysis (or similar analysis) undertaken or commissioned by the ATSB relating to the retrieval of the flight data recorder and/or cockpit voice recorder from Pel-Air flight VH-NGA, which ditched off Norfolk Island in 2009.
  2. Any response to or comment regarding such an analysis made by the ATSB.
  3. Any correspondence between the ATSB and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority regarding or in response to such an analysis.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  One page was released to the applicant in full.  Remaining documents exempt from release.  Exemption provision applied: s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.


 Disclosure log number: FOI 13-14(17)

Date information listed: 23 April 2014

Summary of FOI request: Accident or Incident reports relating to:
a) B-707 over Bahrain on 21 February 1969.
b) B-747 near miss, Frankfurt on 23 February 1977.
c) B-747 near miss, Thailand on 13 September 1990.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):  No records found relating to Part (a) of the request. Part (a) refused under s24A(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

The documents relating to Parts (b) and (c) were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1) and s47E(d) of the FOI Act.


 

2013

Disclosure log number: FOI 13-14(2)

Date information listed: 19 December 2013

Summary of FOI request: Copies of all documents in relation to the incident involving a Robinson R44 helicopter near Flying Fox Creek Station in the Northern Territory on 30 March 2010 including, but not limited to all incident reports, file notes, investigations and statements made.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1), 42 and 47C(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(15)

Date information listed: 19 December 2013

Summary of FOI request: (excludes restricted information defined under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003)

  1. all documents held by the ATSB relating to the helicopter VH-MJO’s collision with terrain on 9 December 2009 (aviation occurrence investigation number AO‑2009‑077)(Incident);
  2. all documents held by the ATSB relating to the pilot of the helicopter;
  3. all statements obtained by or provided to the ATSB in relation to this incident; and
  4. all documents, materials or things obtained by or provided to the ATSB in relation to investigation into the Incident.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1), s47E(d) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 13-14(1)

Date information listed: 25 September 2013

Summary of FOI request: A copy of any or all documents, correspondence, any statements taken and any other information regarding the collision on 3 June 2013 near Rinadeena on the West Coast Wilderness Railway in Tasmania (excludes restricted information defined under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003)

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47F(1), s47E(d) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(17)

Date information listed: 16 July 2013

Summary of FOI request: All documentation including any photographs relating to a collision with terrain of a Cessna U206F near Tooradin, Victoria on 8 October 2011 (excluding restricted information)

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied: 47F(1) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(16)

Date information listed: 11 June 2013

Summary of FOI request: Any and all documents held by the ATSB obtained in the course of the investigation RO‑2010‑015 that relate to the incident.  This includes but is not limited to any graphs, data logs, interviews, statements, maintenance schedules, contract documentation, drawings, records, photographs or standards (exclude information defined as ‘restricted information’ under section 3 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in full.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(14)

Date information listed: 11 June 2013

Summary of FOI request: A copy of any and all accident, incident or injury reports received by the ATSB re: Shoal Air Pty Ltd chartered flight for Community Housing Ltd (Cessna R183) ex. Runway 30, Kununurra on 22 January 2013.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: 47F(1) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(13)

Date information listed: 3 March 2013

Summary of FOI request: Information regarding an aeroplane crash that occurred at Yaouk, New South Wales on 21 February 1960.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provision applied: s47F(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(9)

Date information listed: 3 March 2013

Summary of FOI request: A copy of the file relating to Accident Report No. 197105171

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47E(d) and s47F(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(6)

Date information listed: 3 March 2013

Summary of FOI request: Copies of all records including the data obtained from the onboard equipment prior to the light plane crash on 13 July 2010 near Lake Cowan in Kambalda region, approximately 100 kilometres sought of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: s47E(d), s47F(1) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(3)

Date information listed: 3 March 2013

Summary of FOI request: Any reports or information regarding a ballast machine derailment on 9 October 2009.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provision applied: s47F(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(1)

Date information listed: 30 January 2013

Summary of FOI request: Violations of Controlled Airspace (VCA) which relate to the NSW Police Aviation Support Branch (ASB) from 1 January 2005 to 5 August 2012 along with any ASB responses.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in full.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 12-13(5)

Date information listed: 30 January 2013

Summary of FOI request: Documents produced in the last 12 months showing information about (1) the number and details of near-collisions between planes at airports and (2) analysis, assessment and consideration of possible causes of near collisions and options for lowering such risks.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied:  s.38, 47E and 47F.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


 

2012

Disclosure log number: FOI 11-12(24)

Date information listed: 3 September 2012

Summary of FOI request: 

  • any documents held by the ATSB, on the subject of "'unidentified flying objects' (UFO), including a search of the ATSB's OASIS aviation occurrence database, or other similar databases; and
  • a copy of all papers dated after 1 January 1983, on an Air Accident Investigation file, file reference V116/783/1047 titled 'DSJ-Cape Otway to King Island 21 October 1978 - Aircraft missing.'

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provision applied: 47F(1) of the FOI Act. 

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 11-12(21)

Date information listed: 3 September 2012

Summary of FOI request: A copy of ATSB records in relation to an accident involving VH-IDO which occurred at Talbot Bay, Western Australia on 9 August 2009.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: 47F(1) and 47E(d) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


 Disclosure log number: FOI 11-12(7)

Date information listed: 13 June 2012

Summary of FOI request: Documents produced in the last two years showing any information, analysis, evaluation and reports on safety incidents arising from the use of mobile phones or electronic devices.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provisions applied: 47F(1), 47E(d) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 11-12(9)

Date information listed: 13 June 2012

Summary of FOI request: All documents relating to an aircraft accident involving VH-SMB at Polo Flat Airport, New South Wales on 20 May 1976.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The documents were released to the applicant in part. Exemption provision applied: 47F(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 11-12(18)

Date information listed: 13 June 2012

Summary of FOI request: A copy of the accident/incident report relating to an aircraft incident involving a Cessna 150, registration VH-SKR at Eneabba Airstrip, Western Australia on 16 December 2007.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The document was released to the applicant in full of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


 

2011

Disclosure log number: FOI 11-12(6)

Date information listed: 13 December 2011

Summary of FOI request: Occurrence Notification submitted to ATSB on 28 December 2009 in respect of a Hot Air Balloon accident on 26 December 2009 in Queensland.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part): The document was released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied were 47E(d) and 47F(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


 Disclosure log number: FOI 11-12(5)

Date information listed: 2 November 2011

Summary of FOI request:
Information relating to an aircraft accident on 13 July 2010 involving VH-TIJ.
Information sought:
1.    the exact co-ordinates of the crash site where the aircraft came to rest;
2.    the exact time of the initial communication (phone call from GPX) alerting RCC (Rescue Co-ordination Centre) there had been a crash;
3.    the time RCC picked up the distress beacon; and
4.    the time of emergency crews alert.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):
Digitised image extract of the information relating to part 1 of the request was released to the applicant as partial closure.  Exemption provisions applied to part 1 are s47E(d) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.
Documents containing information relating to parts 2 to 4 of the request have been conditionally exempt from release to the applicant.  Exemption provisions applied are s47F(1), s47E(d) and s38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 11-12(4)

Date information listed: 23 September 2011

Summary of FOI request:
Documents arising from an ATSB notification of an aircraft accident on 30 September 2008.
Documents sought:
1.    Documents containing a GPS location of the crash site; and
2.    Documents containing a description of the location of the crash site.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):
Digitised images extract of the information was released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied are 47E(d) and 47F(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 10-11(13)

Date information listed: 8 August 2011

Summary of FOI request:
A complete copy of the ATSB file relating to an aircraft accident at King Island, Tasmania on 26 November 1998 including investigation photographs.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):
The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied are 42, 47E(d) and 47F(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 10-11(13)

Date information listed: 8 August 2011

Summary of FOI request:
A complete copy of the ATSB file relating to an aircraft accident at King Island, Tasmania on 26 November 1998 including investigation photographs.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):
The documents were released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied are 42, 47E(d) and 47F(1) of the FOI Act.

If you wish to seek a copy of the documents, please contact ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au


Disclosure log number: FOI 10-11(10)

Date information listed: 2 June 2011

Summary of FOI request:
• the number of ultralight aircraft accidents (with registration number specified if recorded) involving fatalities during the period 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2010

• the exact dates from which statistics concerning non-fatal accidents involving ultralight aircraft were recorded, and

• if so, the number of ultralight aircraft accidents (with registration number specified if recorded) involving non-fatal from that relevant date of 31 December 2010.

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):
The information was released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provision applied is 47E(d) of the FOI Act.

FOI 10-11(10)  [PDFPDF: 228KB]    [Download XLSXLS: 222KB]

Other information: (Extract from the statement of reasons)
The spreadsheet data provided to the applicant was based on all recorded accidents during the period 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2010 where the aircraft involved did not have full Australian (VH-) or foreign registration.  The data also excluded those accidents involving hang gliders, para-gliders, parachutists, gyrocopters and power hang gliders registered with the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA).  There are some powered hang gliders registered with the RA-Aust and these have not been specifically excluded.

As you will see from the data, there are a large number of accidents that the ATSB has no details on the aircraft.

The main caution that the ATSB would advise with respect to this data is the consistency.  Up until 2007/2008, there was very limited recording of accidents involving non VH-registered ultralights.  A general rule was that only fatal accidents involving non VH-registered ultralights were recorded.

Due to the fact that the ATSB does not generally investigate accidents involving ultralight, we normally have very little in the way of useful information relating to an accident involving an ultralight.  This is especially true for fatal accidents.  In many of those cases, all the information that the ATSB has comes from the initial phone notification from police/emergency services.

Based on the above, and in the absence of reliable activity data, the information provided in the spreadsheet would be of limited use in determining accident rates and would provide little if any indication as to the causes/factors involved in the individual accidents identified.


Disclosure log number: FOI 10-11(11)

Date information listed: 18 May 2011

Summary of FOI request:
Access to the following information from all reports made under the Aviation Self Reporting Scheme (ASRS) since 2004:
• Year of contravention
• Aircraft operator (where applicable)
• Type of operation (where applicable)
• Number of passengers (where applicable)
• As full a description of the contravention and surrounding circumstances as possible
• The regulation of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 or Civil Aviation Safety Regulation 1998 contravened
• Departure and Arrival points (where applicable).

Description of information released under the disclosure log (full or part):
The information was released to the applicant in part.  Exemption provisions applied are 47E(d) and 47F(1) of the FOI Act.

FOI 10-11(11)  [PDFPDF: 164KB]    [Download XLSXLS: 70KB]


 
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