Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 17


The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin covers a range of the ATSB’s short investigations and highlights valuable safety lessons for pilots, operators and safety managers.

Released periodically, the Bulletin provides a summary of the less-complex factual investigation reports conducted by the ATSB. The results, based on information supplied by organisations or individuals involved in the occurrence, detail the facts behind the event, as well as any safety actions undertaken. The Bulletin also highlights important Safety Messages for the broader aviation community, drawing on earlier ATSB investigations and research.

The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin, Issue 17 features 10 safety investigations:

Jet aircraft

Wake turbulence event involving a Boeing 737, VH‑YIO 
Windshield cracking event involving a Cessna Aircraft 750, VH-RCA 

Turboprop aircraft

Airspace related event involving Beech 1900C, VH-KFN and Aerospatiale AS350 B2, VH-VRW
Runway loss of separation between Bombardier DHC-8, VH-ZZJ and Aerospatiale, VH-LOJ
Pilot incapacitation event involving a Hawker B200, VH-FDT

Piston aircraft

Loss of separation involving a Cessna 310, VH XXT and a Cessna 210, VH RQD
Engine failure involving Cirrus SR22, VH-WYH
Loss of performance involving DH-82A (Tiger Moth), VH-DDA
Aircraft proximity event between an Alpha Aviation R2160, VH-NZT and a Diamond DA 40, VH-UNH


Loss of control involving a Robinson R44, VH-RYO


Type: Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin
Investigation number: AB-2013-050
Series number: 17
Publication date: 23 April 2013
Last update 02 May 2016
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