Section 21 (2) of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (TSI Act) empowers the ATSB to discontinue an investigation at any time. Section 21 (3) of the TSI Act requires the ATSB to publish a statement setting out the reasons for discontinuing an investigation.
An investigation was commenced into a pitch down event
involving a Fairchild Industries Inc. SA226-AC on a scheduled
freight flight from Moree, NSW to Brisbane, Qld on 24 December
2009. Information from tests conducted by the aircraft operator, on
the aircraft after the flight, did not reveal any problems with the
aircraft and it was returned to service. The ATSB's analysis of
flight recorder data did not disclose any additional safety
information. The ATSB has assessed that further investigation was
unlikely to produce any benefit for transport safety and has
elected to discontinue the investigation.
The data collected in the course of the investigation may be used by the ATSB for future statistical analysis and safety research purposes.
|Date:||24 December 2009||Investigation status:||Discontinued|
|Time:||1030 ESuT||Investigation level:||Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Casino Aerodrome|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Flight control systems|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Discontinued||Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Fairchild Industries Inc|
|Type of operation||Air Transport Low Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Moree, NSW|