Horizontal stabiliser bung design considerations
Date issue released
Safety Issue Description

The design of the horizontal stabiliser bungs did not consider aspects that would ensure the identification of an installed bung, or the safe operation of the aircraft if the bungs were not removed prior to flight.

Issue number
Issue Status
Open – Safety action pending
Transport Function
Aviation: Air transport
Issue Owner
Regional Express Pty Ltd
Mode of Transport
Issue Status Justification

To be advised.

Action number
Regional Express Pty Ltd
Action Status
Action description

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Regional Express Pty Ltd further reviews the horizontal stabiliser bungs design and pre-flight procedures to ensure that installed bungs are readily identifiable and will not adversely affect the continued safe operation of the aircraft if not removed prior to flight.