Aviation safety issues and actions

Operator’s conduct of near-aerobatic manoeuvres during charter flights

Issue number: AO-2017-005-SI-04
Who it affects: The operator’s pilots and passengers.
Issue owner: Wyndham Aviation Pty Ltd
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2017-005
Date: 17 October 2019

Safety issue description

The operator’s pilots routinely conducted near-aerobatic manoeuvres during passenger charter flights. However, procedures for these manoeuvres were not specified in the operator’s Operations Manual, and there were limited controls in place to manage the risk of these manoeuvres.

Current issue status: No longer relevant
Status justification:

Following the accident, the operator ceased flight operations.

Last update 17 October 2019