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
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

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.

Last update 17 October 2019