Grounding of "Trinity Bay" on Harrington Shoal, 19 January 2021 - new investigation
In light winds and calm seas, while transiting the Great Barrier Reef on a regular voyage from Thursday Island to Cairns, Trinity Bay grounded on Harrington Shoal.
Loss of operator control and collision with terrain, Inspire 2 (UAV), Darling Harbour NSW, on 15 January 2021 - new investigation
While conducting aerial photography the RPA was flown to approximately 10 m above ground level when the pilot reportedly lost control of the aircraft. The RPA flew away laterally at high speed and subsequently collided with and broke the window of a building.
Depressurisation involving a Fokker 100, VH-NHC, 167 km SSE Geraldton Airport, Western Australia, on 10 August 2020 - final
An insulation blanket likely not correctly installed during maintenance was partially ingested by an outflow valve in a Fokker 100 airliner’s pressurisation system.
Fuel data event involving Bombardier DHC-8-315, VH-TQE, at Tamworth Regional Airport, New South Wales, 15 January 2021 - new investigation
Prior to departure, the flight crew operating a scheduled passenger service from Tamworth Regional Airport, NSW, to Sydney Airport, NSW, reportedly entered incorrect fuel data into the load sheet and the aircraft’s flight management system
Collision with terrain involving a Bell 206L-1, VH-NBR, at Banks Peak, Moa Island, Queensland, on 22 April 2020 - final
The pilot of a LongRanger helicopter experienced difficulty locating an overgrown helipad before the helicopter’s tail rotor contacted trees, resulting in the helicopter spinning rapidly and colliding with terrain.
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.