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.
In-flight fire and collision with terrain involving Beechcraft B58 Baron, VH-NPT near East Kimberley Regional Airport, Kununurra, Western Australia on 16 April 2022 - preliminary report
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has issued a Safety Advisory Notice to operators of the Beechcraft Baron, urging them to inspect the aircraft’s heater fuel line to ensure electrical wiring is not rubbing and chafing against it.
Collision between passenger train and truck at Goornong, Victoria, on 13 July 2022 - preliminary report
A preliminary report has been released from an ongoing transport safety investigation into a collision between a passenger train and a truck at a level crossing near Bendigo, Victoria.
Engine power loss and collision with terrain involving Piper PA-32-300, VH-CWK near Moorabbin Airport, Victoria on 22 June 2021 - final report
A Piper Cherokee Six light aircraft’s forced landing and collision with terrain following engine power loss soon after take-off from Moorabbin Airport highlights the challenges pilots face when they experience an engine failure or power loss at low level.
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.