Home » ASN News
ATSB action against Transair for failing to report safety incidents
20 April 2007

The Austrlian ATSB is reviewing scope for possible action against Transair. ATSB uncovered that Transair failed to report 7 immediately reportable matters (IRMs) as well as more routine matters. They include a gear failure on departure from Bamaga, a burning smell near Inverell, and a problem with flaps leading to a flapless takeoff and flight issues from Gunnedah to Sydney. According to the TSI Act, failure to make a written report of IRMs by a company (ie Lessbrook Pty Ltd trading as Transair) within 72 hours carries a maximum penalty of up to 300 penalty units or AU$33,000. The ATSB action is unrelated to the Transair accident in 2005. (ATSB)