Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: The Electricity Supply Association of Australia
|Date issued:||13 February 1998|
|Safety action status:|
That the Electricity Supply Association of Australia give wide
distribution to the deficiency highlighted in this report and
recommend to its members that they make appropriate use of
Australian Standard 3891.1 when marking powerlines.
|Date issued:||09 April 1998|
|Response from:||The Electricity Supply Association of Australia|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
I refer to your letter of 13 February and its accompanying report detailing an incident in which an aeroplane struck electricity power lines whilst attempting to land at a Victorian airfield.
The recommendation of the Bureau was that ESAA give wide distribution to the deficiency highlighted in the report and recommend to its members that they make appropriate use of Australian Standard 3891.1 when marking powerlines. ESAA has distributed this report, highlighting the recommendation, to all of its transmission and distribution full member organisations with the request that the report be distributed to all relevant personnel within the organisation. In addition, ESAA's May edition of its publication ESAA News (circulation in excess of 2,000) will also carry a brief report and warning on the incident. Your name and telephone number was given as the contact should any of our members require further information and we advised them to obtain a copy of the Australian standard from. Standards Association of Australia.