Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Australian Defence Force
|Date issued:||04 January 2000|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Directorate of Flying Safety-ADF and the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (ATSB) recommends that the Australian Defence Force in conjunction with Airservices Australia and AusSAR investigate methods of improving communication links for SAR operations.
|Date issued:||11 May 2000|
|Response from:||Australian Defence Force|
|Action status:||Closed - Partially Accepted|
The methods of communication between aircraft are considered
satisfactory. It is considered that the issue in this instance was
related to inappropriate planning, most particularly a lack of
vertical separation between the aircraft in adjacent areas. The
navigation errors that the P3C incurred, which in turn resulted in
the breaking of assigned search area, have been addressed
internally by the RAAF.