ATSB - Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Chief Commissioner honoured

ATSB Chief Commissioner has been recognised for his contribution to Australian aviation....

Collision with water involving Eurocopter EC120 B, VH-WII, Hardy Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland, on 21 March 2018

The ATSB has released its preliminary investigation report into the fatal collision with water involving a helicopter on 21 March 2018 at Hardy Reef, in the Whitsundays, Queensland. The investigation is continuing....

Vinnies CEO Sleepout launched

ATSB Chief Commissioner will once again participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout....

Collision with terrain involving Garlick UH-1H, VH-HUE near Talbingo, NSW on 17 April 2018

The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a single-engine Garlick UH-1H helicopter near Talbingo, in the Snowy Mountains, in NSW, on 17 April 2018....

Collision with terrain involving Cessna 172, VH-ZEW, near Millbrook, Victoria on 8 September 2015

Pilot manipulation of the flight controls with the autopilot on can lead to mistrim, rapid descent and impact with terrain....

Flying against the autopilot

Pilots need to know how their aircraft?s avionics and autopilot will react...

New Occurrence Briefs

The ATSB is now producing briefs that describe safety occurrences....

Rail R U Ok? Day

We support the Rail R U Ok? campaign to create a safer rail industry....

Track obstruction involving train 6WM2 near Glenrowan, Victoria, on 30 March 2018

The ATSB is investigating a track obstruction, due to loss of freight, involving train 6WM2 near Glenrowan, Victoria, on 30 March 2018....

TAWS warning and missed approach, involving a Beechcraft B200, VH-FDW, near Gladstone Airport, Queensland, on 5 April 2018

During their approach to Gladstone Airport, the flight crew received a TAWS warning and conducted a missed approach. The flight crew subsequently sighted the runway, conducted a visual approach, and landed without further incident....

Alpha-numeric call signs

The ATSB acknowledges the recent introduction of alpha-numeric air traffic control call signs by Emirates Airline....

Commissioners reappointed

The ATSB welcomes the reappointment of Carolyn Walsh and Chris Manning as members of the ATSB Commission....

Emergency ditching preparation

ATSB report highlights how proper preparation can reduce the risk of injury from emergency situations such as ditching....

Level crossing collision

The ATSB calls on road vehicle drivers to approach railway crossings with caution....

Qantas takes steps to improve safety

Qantas has issued a safety information notice to its pilots after an accident left two cabin crew members injured....