Engine failure or malfunction involving Robinson Helicopter R44, registration VH-KOV near Nathan River Station, NT on 16 May 2022 - new investigation
During sight seeing operations, the engine ran rough and failed. The pilot conducted an autorotation where the helicopter collided with terrain and was destroyed. The pilot and two passengers sustained minor injuries and one passenger sustained serious injuries.
Landing on closed runway involving Cessna 510, VH-MSU Temora Aerodrome, New South Wales, on 21 October 2021 - final report
At about 1857 Eastern Daylight Time, the pilot landed on runway 18 at Temora Aerodrome. On touchdown, the pilot noticed unserviceability markers further along the runway and elected to continue the landing.
Aircraft flight preparation occurrence involving Boeing 787-9, VH ZNJ Melbourne Airport, Victoria on 22 September 2021 - final report
At about 0825 on 22 September 2021, a pre-flight exterior inspection was conducted by one of the flight crew, with no anomalies detected. The aircraft was also subject to a pre-departure exterior inspection by ground service dispatch personnel, before departing Melbourne at about 0900. The aircraft landed at Los Angeles about 14.5 hours later, following an uneventful flight.
Collision with terrain involving Airbus Helicopters EC130 T2, VH-XWD near Mount Disappointment, Victoria, on 31 March 2022 - Preliminary report
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released a preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into a fatal helicopter accident at Mount Disappointment, Victoria.
In-flight propeller loss involving Jabiru J120-C, registration 23-1531 at Devonport Airport, Tasmania on 16 January 2022 - new investigation
During flight training circuit operations, the student pilot reported that the propeller struck a seagull. The propeller detached from the aircraft and the instructor assumed control and conducted a forced landing onto the runway. There were no reported injuries.
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.