Aviation safety issues and actions

Airfield marking

Issue number: AO-2012-142-SI-01
Who it affects: ALA owners
Issue owner: Owner of the aircraft landing area (ALA)
Transport function: Aviation: Maintenance
Background: Investigation Report AO-2012-142
Issue release date: 07 November 2013
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification: Threshold is marked and undershoot markings are in place.

Safety issue description

The aircraft landing area did not have clearly defined threshold markings making the mown undershoot area difficult to distinguish from the airstrip.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2012-142-NSA-023
Action organisation: Bendigo Aircraft Maintenance (ALA owner)
Date: 07 November 2013
Action status: Closed

The owner of the aircraft landing area (ALA) has advised that as a result of this accident, a number of steps have been taken to minimise the likelihood of further wirestrikes. These include making a number of changes to the existing procedures and documents and enhanced marking of the threshold and undershoot areas.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by the owner of the ALA adequately addresses this safety issue.

Last update 08 January 2014