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)
Operation affected: Aviation: Maintenance
Background: Investigation Report AO-2012-142
Date: 07 November 2013

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 organisation: Bendigo Aircraft Maintenance (ALA owner)
Action number: AO-2012-142-NSA-023
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 response:

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

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification: Threshold is marked and undershoot markings are in place.
Last update 08 January 2014