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Aviation Investigation Bulletin shares significant safety lessons

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released a new aviation bulletin featuring nine investigation reports. The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin Issue 15 presents short, office-based investigations conducted over the past nine months. 

The bulletin covers incidents and accidents involving turboprop piston aircraft, and helicopters. None of the accidents were fatal; however, some of the aircraft sustained substantial damage. Bulletin 15 report cover

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:

  • an aircraft proximity event between a Beech 1900 and an Airparts FU-24 aircraft
  • a weather balloon event involving a Bombardier DHC-8-400
  • a runway excursion involving a Piper PA-39
  • a Beech A36 landing with its wheels up
  • a Piper PA-28R landing on a closed airstrip
  • the ditching of a Robinson R44
  • power loss involving a Robinson R44 
  • a hard landing involving a Cabri G2 
  • a controlled flight into water involving a Robinson R22

Read the ATSB’s Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin – Issue 15

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Last update 27 February 2013