Collision with water involving Grumman American Aviation Corp G-73, VH-CQA, 10 km WSW of Perth Airport, Western Australia on 26 January 2017 - final report release
Having well-defined, transparent, and consistent processes for planning and approval of air displays assists in identifying risks and implementing effective mitigation strategies.
Separation issue involving Airbus A320, VH-VQG, and Aero Commander 500, VH-UJS, near Sunshine Coast Airport, 4 November 2019 - new investigation
Passing 700 ft on approach to Sunshine Coast Airport, the flight crew of the Airbus A320 received a traffic collision avoidance system alert on the Aero Commander, which was departing from the reciprocal runway.
Grounding of bulk carrier Orient Centaur at Weipa, Queensland on 6 November 2017 - final report release
This occurrence highlights the importance of considering potential hazards from end to end in order to provide the best opportunity to manage safety risk.
Engine failure during take-off involving Bombardier Dash 8-315, VH-ZZE, at Darwin Airport, Northern Territory, on 11 November 2019 - new investigation
After applying take-off power and before brakes release, the aircraft’s number 2 engine failed. The take-off was aborted.
Hard landing involving ATR 72, VH-FVZ, Canberra Airport, Australian Capital Territory on 19 November 2017 - final report release
Unstable approaches continue to be a leading contributor to approach and landing accidents and runway excursions. This occurrence demonstrates the importance of crews adhering to standard operating procedures and conducting a go-around when an approach becomes unstable.
Visual flight rules pilots pressing on into instrument meteorological conditions without a current instrument rating carries a significant risk of spatial disorientation due to powerful and misleading orientation sensations with reduced visual cues.
» Disorientation can affect any pilot, no matter what their level of experience.
» Avoid deteriorating weather by conducting thorough pre-flight planning.
» Use a ‘personal minimums’ checklist to help control and manage risk.
» If you become disoriented or lost in marginal weather, seek whatever help is available, including support from air traffic control.