Coking in an oil sump led to a Saab 340 regional airliner’s right engine failing, a new ATSB investigation has established.
Main rotor blade strike involving Leonardo Helicopters AW139, VH-EGK, 21 km west-southwest of Caboolture Airport, Queensland on 20 June 2020 - preliminary report
An ATSB investigation into an accident where the main rotor blades of an AW139 emergency services helicopter struck trees while winching a rescue crew officer during a medical retrieval task on 20 June 2020 is continuing.
Controlled flight into terrain involving Kavanagh Balloons G-525, VH-HVW, Pokolbin, NSW, on 30 March 2018 - final report
Sixteen passengers sustained injuries, three of them serious, when their hot air balloon collided with trees and landed heavily after their pilot aborted the flight due to fog and poor visibility, an ATSB investigation report details.
Wirestrike and collision with terrain involving Robinson R44, VH-HNF, at Steam Plains, NSW on 31 July 2020 - new investigation
During agricultural spraying operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.
Out-of-gauge collision between freight train 3WB3 and passenger train C181, Loftus, NSW, on 21 July 2020 - new investigation
The ATSB is investigating the out-of-gauge collision between Pacific National freight train 3WB3 and NSW Trains passenger service C181 at Loftus, NSW, on 21 July 2020.
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.