Flight below minimum altitude involving Embraer E135, VH-ZJG near Essendon Airport, Victoria, on 27 October 2017 - final report release
This incident highlights the need to minismise the introduction of new tasks for flight crew that can divert their attention from monitoring the aircraft’s flight profile and altitude.
Flight below the minimum permitted altitude involving Pilatus PC-12, VH-FDJ, near Adelaide Airport, South Australia, on 18 July 2017 - final report release
The incident shows the importance of adequate approach preparation, and management of aircraft flight profile and automation.
Engine issues on descent involving ATR 72-600, VH-FVN, near Canberra Airport, ACT, on 13 December 2018 - new investigation
While the aircraft was descending through 11, 000 ft in heavy rain, the right engine’s power rolled back (decreased) and the engine flamed out. The engine automatically re-started within five seconds. The descent continued and, while passing through 10,000 ft, the left engine’s power also rolled back and that engine flamed out before automatically relighting.
Wirestrike and collision with terrain involving Cessna 172RG, VH-LCZ, Parafield Airport, South Australia, on 3 July 2018 - final report release
The report emphasises the importance of flying in a controlled manner to improve the survivability of a forced landing following power loss and, the use of carburettor heat to prevent an ice-related power loss.
Signal passed at danger and derailment of empty Tangara service 109D, Hornsby, NSW, on 17 December 2015 - final report release
The derailment of a train in Hornsby highlights the the importance of maintaining situational awareness.
The ATSB’s offices will be closed for normal business from cob Monday 24 December 2018 and will re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
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The ATSB wishes everyone a safe festive season and happy New Year.