ATSB - Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Fall from height and serious injuries to crewmembers on board Shanghai Spirit, near Port Alma, Queensland, on 29 January 2017

This serious incident highlights the importance of adhering to procedures that assure safety as well as the value of effective supervision....

Serious injuries on board a bulk carrier ship

Two men had to be evacuated by helicopter after a scaffolding tower fell in a cargo hold....

Contact with wharf by Madang Coast, Townsville, Qld on 16 November 2015

This serious incident has resulted in the updating and full implementation of a safety management system that better identifies risks and how to mitigate them....

Loss of tractive effort involving freight train 8466N near Ardglen, NSW, on 10 February 2018

The ATSB is investigating a loss of tractive effort on mineral concentrate train 8466N at Ardglen near Murrurundi, NSW, which occurred on 10 February 2019....

Wake turbulence occurrences

Aircrews are advised of increased chance of wake turbulence approaching Sydney Airport....

Collision with terrain involving Cessna 182, VH-TSA, at Tomahawk, Tasmania, on 20 January 2018

This accident highlights the importance of obtaining all relevant information about the local conditions, including wind direction and strength, prior to commencing an approach to an aerodrome....

A fatal collision with terrain

Determine the local weather conditions, including wind direction and strength, before making an approach....

Wake turbulence occurrences

Aircrews are advised of increased chance of wake turbulence approaching Sydney Airport....

Derailment of Pacific National coal train MR280 at Baerami, NSW, on 6 February 2019

The ATSB is investigating the derailment of coal train MR280 at Baerami near Muswellbrook, NSW, which occurred on 6 February 2019....

Importance of flight helmets

Collision with terrain shows flight helmets may prevent serious head injury...

Collision with terrain involving PZL Warszawa-Okecie M-18A Dromader aircraft, VH-WHR, near Emerald, Queensland, on 1 December 2017

The ATSB?s final report into a collision with terrain during an agricultural spray operation involving an M-18A Dromader aircraft, 9 km NW of Emerald Airport, QLD, highlights the importance of wearing a correctly fitting flight helmet....

Collision with terrain involving Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A, VH-OBL, 101km WSW of Hobart, Tasmania, on 8 December 2018

The ATSB has released its preliminary report into the fatal collision with terrain involving Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander, VH-OBL, on 8 December 2018, west-south-west of Hobart, Tasmania....

Collision with terrain involving Robinson R22, VH-KZV, 125 km ENE of Alice Springs Airport, Northern Territory, on 24 November 2018

The ATSB has released its preliminary report into the fatal collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22 helicopter 125 km ENE of Alice Springs on 24 November 2018. The investigation is continuing....

Collision with water involving a Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane helicopter, N173AC, near Jericho, Victoria, on 28 January 2019

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the collision with water of a Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane helicopter, which occurred near Jericho, Victoria on 28 January 2019....

Runway excursion involving Cessna 207, VH-MIA, at East Wallabi Island, WA, 16 September 2018

The incident highlights the importance of, where possible, landing with a headwind and making use of a runway?s full length. Landing with a tailwind can increase the required landing distance....