Fuel imbalance involving Boeing 767, VH-EXZ during flight from Auckland, NZ to Sydney, New South Wales, on 27 July 2019 - final report
While the Boeing 767, VH-EXZ, was taxiing for departure from Auckland an imbalance in the fuel load between the left and right main tanks developed while the centre tank was providing fuel to both engines.
Pacific National grain train 5KC3 passing a series of signals passed at danger near Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, on 1 March 2019 - discontinuation
The ATSB has discontinued its investigation into Pacific National grain train 5KC3 passing a series of signals passed at danger near Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, on 1 March 2019. A statement setting out the reasons for the discontinuation is now available.
Safeworking irregularity at Robinson Road level crossing, Midland, Western Australia, on 14 July 2020 - update
An update into the ATSB's ongoing investigation into the safeworking irregularity at Robinson Road level crossing, Midland, Western Australia, on 14 July 2020 is now available.
Signal ME45 passed at danger involving suburban passenger train TP43 and near collision with another suburban passenger train, Bowen Hills, Queensland, on 10 January 2018 - final report
An emergency ‘STOP’ command issued by a network control officer avoided the potential for collision between two Brisbane suburban passenger trains because of a signal passed at danger (SPAD) incident, an ATSB investigation details.
Collision with terrain involving C172 VH-DLA, near Sutton, NSW, 13 April 2021 - new investigation
The aircraft was conducting a powerline inspection when witnesses reported seeing the aircraft depart controlled flight before colliding with the ground. Both occupants were fatally injured.
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.