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18 February 2015

ATSB re-opens criticized investigation of Westwind ditching accident

18 February 2015

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) announced that they have formally re-opened a criticized investigation into the ditching of an IAI Westwind 1124A, off Norfolk Island Airport.

Canadian safety investigators to review and compare Australian ATSB processes

2 August 2013

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will conduct an independent external review of the ATSB’s investigation processes and publish the results. This review is a follow up on a recommendation made by an Australian Senate Committee.

ATSB and CASA criticised by Australian Senate Committee

2 June 2013

An Australian Senate Committee inquiry criticised the Australian aviation regulator CASA as well as Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on their role in a 2009 accident investigation.

Report: Fatal Embraer 120 loss of control accident at Darwin, Australia

24 February 2012

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) published the final report of their investigation into the fatal Embraer 120 loss of control accident at Darwin, Australia. The airplane crashed during a simulated engine failure on takeoff.

Report: wrong weight in FMS causes Boeing 717 stickshaker activation incident

10 February 2012

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) concluded that a stickshaker activation event on a Boeing 717 happened because  an incorrect  weight had been entered in the FMS. On 13 October 2010, a Boeing 717-200, registered VH-NXD, was being operated by Cobham Aviation Services Australia, on a scheduled QantasLink passenger flight from Perth (PER) to Kalgoorlie […]

Report: In-flight upset of Airbus A330 near Australia

19 December 2011

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the final report of their investigation into an in-flight upset accident involving an Airbus A330 in 2008. On 7 October 2008, an Airbus A330-303 aircraft, registered VH-QPA and operated as Qantas flight 72, departed Singapore on a scheduled passenger transport service to Perth, Western Australia. While the aircraft was […]

Report: Incorrect take-off data causes A340-500 tailstrike and runway overrun at Melbourne

16 December 2011

The incorrect entry of take-off weight data that resulted in the tailstrike and runway overrun of an Emirates Airbus A340 aircraft in 2009 was not a unique event. Similar events continue to occur throughout the world, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The ATSB published the final report of its investigation into a […]

ATSB concludes investigation into unreliable airspeed indication incident involving an Airbus A330

27 January 2011

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) concluded their investigation into an unreliable airspeed indication incident involving an Airbus A330. On 28 October 2009, an Airbus A330-202 aircraft, registered VH-EBA, was being operated as Jetstar flight 12 on a scheduled passenger service from Narita, Japan to Coolangatta, Australia. Soon after entering cloud at 39,000 ft, there […]

Study: Aircraft loading occurrences July 2003 to June 2010

23 December 2010

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) published a study (AR-2010-044) on aircraft loading occurrences from July 2003 to June 2010. The report documents the number and types of safety occurrences involving loading of high capacity aircraft to raise awareness within the aviation industry of the associated issues. Incorrect loading of containers, pallets or bags into aircraft can […]

ATSB: Manufacturing problem potential factor in recent A380 engine failure

2 December 2010

The ATSB has issued a safety recommendation about potential engine problems in some Airbus A380 aircraft. The ATSB is investigating an occurrence involving a Qantas A380 aircraft that experienced engine failure over Batam Island, Indonesia on 4 November 2010. The aircraft landed safely in Singapore having returned with the aircraft’s No 2 engine shut down. There […]