Flight below minimum altitude involving Fokker Aircraft F100, registration VH-NHV, at Paraburdoo Airport, Western Australia, on 22 November 2021 - new invesigation
The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a flight below minimum altitude involving a Fokker Aircraft F100, registered VH-NHV, at Paraburdoo Airport, Western Australia, on 22 November 2021.
In-flight break-up involving Cessna T210M, VH-SUX 25 km north east of Mount Isa Airport, Queensland on 26 May 2019 - final report
On the afternoon of 26 May 2019, a Cessna Aircraft Company T210M, registered VH-SUX and operated by Thomson Aviation, departed Mount Isa Airport for an aerial geophysical survey flight with a pilot and observer on board.
Cabin pressurisation issue involving a Boeing B737-36E SF, ZK-FXK, near Darwin Airport, Northern Territory on 4 November 2021 - new investigation
The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a cabin pressurisation issue involving a Boeing B737-36E SF, ZK-FXK, near Darwin Airport, Northern Territory on 4 November 2021.
Landing gear retraction deactivation and return involving a Boeing 787, VH-ZNH near Sydney Airport, New South Wales, 21 June 2021 - final report
During initial climb, the flight crew selected the landing gear lever to UP. Shortly after, they received a warning, indicating that neither main landing gear had retracted to the ‘up and locked’ position.
Runway incursion involving Beech Aircraft Corp. 58, registration VH-NSK at Bankstown Airport, NSW, 26 October 2021 - new investigation
ATC cleared the aircraft to line up on runway 29R. The aircraft crossed runway 29R and entered runway 29C without a clearance. The crew observed an aircraft at the other end of the runway, held position and immediately contacted ATC.
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.