Aviation safety issues and actions

Operator’s practices for securing baggage and other cargo

Issue number: AO-2017-005-SI-03
Who it affects: The operator’s pilots and passengers.
Issue owner: Wyndham Aviation Pty Ltd
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2017-005
Issue release date: 17 October 2019
Current issue status: No longer relevant
Issue status justification:

Following the accident, the operator ceased flight operations.

Safety issue description

Although the operator’s procedures required that baggage and cargo be secured during flight, this procedure was routinely not followed, and the aircraft were not equipped with cargo nets or other means for securing loads in the baggage compartment.

Last update 17 October 2019