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16 March 2022

ATSB publishes final report on A330 that took off with pitot covers attached

16 March 2022

The ATSB has released the final report from its investigation into a serious incident where a Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 took off from Brisbane Airport with no airspeed information because all pitot probe covers were still attached.

Pitot probe covers focus of safety advisory notice for operators at Brisbane Airport, Australia

30 August 2018

The ATSB has issued a safety advisory notice to all operators flying to Brisbane Airport, Australia, to consider the use of pitot probe covers there and to have rigorous processes in place to confirm the covers are removed before flight.

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 returns to Brisbane Airport, reportedly with two pitot tubes still covered

21 July 2018

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 reportedly returned to Brisbane Airport on July 18 with the captain and standby pitot tubes still covered.

ATSB investigating flight below minimum altitude, Boeing 777-300, near Brisbane Airport, Australia

24 November 2017

The ATSB is investigating a descent below minimum altitude incident involving a Boeing 777-300, near Brisbane Airport, Australia.

Wasp nest blocks A330 pitot tube: emergency landing at Brisbane

6 May 2016

An Etihad Airbus A330 suffered an airspeed discrepancy during takeoff from Brisbane, Australia due to obstruction of the pitot tube by an insect nest, an ATSB investigation revealed.