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ATSB’s Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin – Issue 17

The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin Issue 17 covers short, office-based investigations. 

The bulletin covers incidents, serious incidents and accidents involving jet, turboprop and piston aircraft and helicopters. None of the accidents were fatal; however, some of the aircraft suffered substantial damage and in one of the occurrences, there were serious injuries.

Short investigations cover incidents and accidents where the associated factors are usually well-understood and do not require more detailed investigations. Nonetheless, each investigation has the potential to produce important Safety Messages for pilots, operators and others in the aviation industry. The investigations also help the ATSB identify statistics and trends in air safety.

The incidents covered in the report include:

  • A wake turbulence event involving a Boeing 737 
  • A windshield cracking event involving a Cessna 750
  • An airspace related event involving a Beech 1900C and an Aerospatiale AS350 B2
  • Runway loss of separation between a Bombardier DHC-8-202 and an Aerospatiale AS332 L1
  • A pilot incapacitation on board a Hawker B200
  • Loss of separation involving a Cessna 310 and a Cessna 210
  • A Cirrus SR22 suffering engine failure
  • Loss of performance involving a DH-82A (Tiger Moth)
  • An aircraft proximity between an Alpha Aviation R2160 and a Diamond DA 40
  • Loss of control involving a Robinson R44

Read the ATSB’s Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin – Issue 17


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Last update 23 April 2013