Incorrect configuration involving Airbus A320, VH-VFX, Sydney Airport, NSW on 29 September 2018 - final report
This incident highlights the importance of independent validation and cross-check by the flight crew, in particular for performance speeds and aircraft weight.
Derailment of TrainLink XPT passenger train ST23 at Wallan, Victoria, on 20 February 2020 - new investigation
The ATSB, in collaboration with the Victorian Government’s Chief Investigator, Transport Safety, is investigating the derailment of the XPT passenger train ST23 near Wallan, Victoria on 20 February 2020.
Mid-air collision involving Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, VH-JQF, and Beech D95A Travel Air, VH-AEM, near Mangalore, Victoria, on 19 February 2020 - new investigation
After colliding in mid-air, both aircraft subsequently collided with terrain and were destroyed. The two occupants of the PA-44 and the two occupants of the D95 were fatally injured.
Operational non-compliance involving Airbus A380, 9V-SKQ, near Sydney Airport, NSW, on 9 February 2020 - new investigation
During approach to runway 16R, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380, registered 9V-SKQ, encountered windshear and the crew conducted a missed approach. The A380 did not track in accordance with ATC instructions and turned across the approach path of the parallel runway.
Running line collision with worker involving passenger train T570, Petrie, Queensland, on 29 May 2017 - final report
This investigation highlights that to minimise risk, rail organisations should ensure processes relating to track work include provisions for protection officers to have sufficient resources, including time for task, information about the work environment, including train movements, and adequate protection available for the work.
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.