Aircraft preparation event involving A320, VH-FNP, Perth Airport, Western Australia, on 14 August 2018 - final report
While all persons working in and around aircraft have specific roles, they also have a responsibility to notify the operating crew about any concerns they may have with the aircraft. It is imperative that any concerns are assessed and rectified by appropriately qualified personnel before flight.
Collision with water involving Bell UH-1H, VH-UVC, Anna Bay, NSW, on 6 September 2019 - new investigation
Any witnesses who may have seen the helicopter flying over Anna Bay are asked to contact the ATSB via its online form www.atsb.gov.au/witness or by calling 1800 992 986.
Undetected engine thrust reverser deactivation involving Airbus A320, VH-VQG, Gold Coast Airport, Queensland on 18 December 2017 - final report
The ATSB is highlighting the importance of following procedures after a lockout pin was not removed after maintenance, which resulted in an Airbus A320’s left engine thrust reverser not activating when selected on landing.
In-flight engine shutdown involving Saab 340B, VH-RXX, near Merimbula, NSW, on 29 August 2019 - new investigation
Flight crew reported that after receiving an engine fire indication, the right engine was procedurally shut down. The aircraft proceeded to Merimbula and made an uneventful landing.
Landing gear wheel failure involving a Saab 340, VH-ZLX, Adelaide Airport, South Australia on 20 August 2019 - new investigation
During taxi, the outer wheel on the left main landing gear fractured, with a piece of the wheel rim being left on the apron at Adelaide. After landing at Port Lincoln, the crew observed that the left outer tyre had deflated and detected the wheel damage.
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.