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Low visibility risk at helicopter landing area

Issue number: AO-2009-077-SI-01
Who it affects: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and helicopter operators at the Dorrigo facility.
Issue owner: National Parks and Wildlife Service
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-077
Date: 11 May 2011

Safety issue description

The helicopter landing area was occasionally subjected to rapidly-moving fog or low cloud that increased the risk of flights under the visual flight rules encountering instrument meteorological conditions.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: National Parks and Wildlife Service
Action number: AO-2009-077-NSA-046
Date: 11 May 2011
Action status: Closed
National Parks and Wildlife Service closed the landing area adjacent to the Dorrigo National Parks and Rainforest Centre.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by National Parks and Wildlife Service adequately addresses the safety issue.
   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The landing area next to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre has been closed

 
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Last update 17 March 2016