Collision with terrain involving Robinson R22, VH-RAS, near Cowcowing Lakes, Western Australia, on 2 October 2022 - new investigation
The helicopter collided with terrain. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
In-flight break-up involving a Bell 206L-1 LongRanger, registered VH-ZMF, near Maroota, NSW, on 9 July 2022 - preliminary report
The helicopter sustained an in-flight break up after departing a private helipad at Cattai, New South Wales, for a private flight to a property at St Albans, NSW.
Collision with terrain involving Robinson Helicopter R22 Beta, registration VH-CWE at Budgerygar Station, Queensland on 26 September 2022 - new investigation
During landing, the pilot lost control and the helicopter collided with terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.
Collision with terrain involving Air Tractor Inc AT-502B, VH-KDR, 32 km east-north-east of Chinchilla Airport, Qld, on 19 September 2022 - new investigation
While conducting aerial spraying operations, the aircraft collided with terrain. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has issued safety recommendations to the managers and parent company of the cargo ship BBC Rhonetal, following an investigation into a fire in the hold of the vessel at Port Hedland, Western Australia.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) urges operators and owners of piston-engine aircraft to use an active warning carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless and odourless gas, and its presence may not be detected until the physical symptoms and cognitive effects present themselves
CO detectors with an active warning are inexpensive and widely available, and they provide pilots with the best opportunity to detect CO exposure before it adversely affects their ability to control the aircraft, or they become incapacitated.