Response to Inquest Findings
NSW Deputy State Coroner MacMahon recently handed down findings into a 2008 fatal Cessna U206A aircraft accident 56 km north north-east of Scone Airport.
The Coroner accepted the findings of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in relation to how the accident occurred and made findings substantially in accordance with those of the ATSB.
The safety factors identified in the ATRSB report and the Coroner’s findings highlight the risks to for VFR pilots encountering IMC, the important of flight planning and obtaining sufficient information as to prevailing weather conditions for VFR pilots.
ATSB Investigations and Coronial Inquiries
Inquests are separate to ATSB investigations. In this matter the respective authorities largely agree on what the safety issues are that the industry needs to take account of.
The ATSB's report can be downloaded by clicking on the link: AO-2008-063 Feedback can be provided via the website.
The Coroner's report can be obtained from the Coroner's Court of New South Wales. Contact details are available at: www.coroners.lawlink.nsw.gov.au Queries regarding the Coroner's findings should be directed to the Coroner's Court of New South Wales.