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ATSB releases new investigation bulletin

The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin Issue 34 covers short, office-based investigations.

The bulletin covers incidents, serious incidents and accidents involving jet, turboprop and piston aircraft, as well as helicopters.

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.

Issue 34 of the Bulletin features 10 safety investigations:

Jet aircraft

  • Cargo hold smoke event involving a Boeing 737, DQ-FJH
  • Loading issue involving a Boeing 737, VH-VZO
  • Loss of separation assurance involving a Boeing 737, VH-XZA and a Fairchild SA227, VH-ANW

Turboprop aircraft

  • Near collision involving a B200 Kingair VH SBM, and a Piper Saratoga, VH XKS

Piston aircraft

  • Engine failure involving a Piper PA 46, VH-TSV
  • Collision with a tree involving a Cessna 172, VH-EEC


  • Collision with terrain involving Robinson R22, VH-HEP
  • Collision with terrain involving a Bell 206, VH-KSV
  • Collision with terrain involving a Bell 206, VH-NKW
  • Collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22, VH-ZZM


Read the ATSB’s Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin – Issue 34


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Last update 23 December 2014