Iron Chieftain fire highlights inadequate international fire safety standards and regulations for self-unloading bulk carriers
Loss of control and collision with terrain involving BRM Aero Bristell S-LSA aircraft, VH-YVF Moorabbin Airport, Victoria on 12 December 2019 - final report
Solo training flight stall-spin accident highlights the potential consequences of deviating from safety-critical procedures and regulations
Landing gear failures involving a GA8 Airvan, VH-BFS, Fraser Island, Queensland, 24 August 2019 and 31 October 2019 - final report
Investigation highlights that operators should consider additional inspections when operating aircraft in challenging conditions, in addition to ensuring they are conducting the required inspections in accordance with the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.
In-flight break-up involving Vans Aircraft RV-7A, registered VH-XWI, 90 km south of Charters Towers, QLD, 23 April 2021 - new investigation
The ATSB is investigating an in-flight break-up involving a Van’s Aircraft RV-7A, VH-XWI, about 90 km south of Charters Towers, Queensland, on 23 April 2021.
Fuel imbalance involving Boeing 767, VH-EXZ during flight from Auckland, NZ to Sydney, New South Wales, on 27 July 2019 - final report
While the Boeing 767, VH-EXZ, was taxiing for departure from Auckland an imbalance in the fuel load between the left and right main tanks developed while the centre tank was providing fuel to both engines.
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.