ATSB - Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Coal train derailment involving electric coal train EF01 near Duaringa, Queensland, on 24 January 2018

On 24 January 2018, 20 loaded coal wagons were derailed, with some left lying on their sides while the locomotive remained on the tracks. No one was injured, but the reciprocal line was blocked....

Ensure protection for passengers

A train driver had to emergency-brake to avoid hitting passengers from an evacuated train....

Ensuring a stablised approach

A serious incident shows the importance of understanding aircraft systems and cockpit procedures....

Australian Aviation Safety Statistics 2007-2016

The ATSB has released its annual statistical review of Australian aviation safety occurrences, Australian Aviation Safety Occurrences, 2007 ? 2016....

Level crossing collision between Spirit of Queensland and a road vehicle, at Rockhampton, Queensland, on 15 July 2017

The driver of a Toyota Camry did not see or hear a train approaching the level crossing, and drove in front of the train immediately before the collision....

Driver did not see or hear the train

Road drivers must be extra alert to the warning signs at passive railway level crossings....

Collision with water involving a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft, VH-NOO, at Jerusalem Bay, Hawkesbury River, NSW on 31 December 2017

The ATSB has released its preliminary investigation report into the fatal collision with water involving a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft. The fatal accident occurred at Jerusalem Bay, Hawkesbury River, in NSW on 31 December 2017. The preliminary report outlines the established facts of the accident. The investigation is continuing....

Rail Safety Collaboration

The Queensland Government is working collaboratively with the ATSB to improve rail safety....

Collision between Beijing Bridge and Saxon Onward, off Gabo Island, Victoria, on 23 January 2018

The ATSB is investigating the collision between the Panama-registered container ship, Beijing Bridge, and the fishing vessel, Saxon Onward, about 3 nautical miles south-east of Gabo Island, Victoria on 23 January 2018....

Obstacle proximity warning involving Bombardier DHC-8, VH-TQM near Adelaide Airport, SA

This incident highlighted the importance of auto-flight system mode awareness, and the adverse effects of flight crew expectation and high workload. This incident also demonstrates the value of reporting problems, so that they can be addressed....

Collision with terrain involving Cessna 206, VH-WZX, Apollo Bay, Victoria, on 31 January 2018

The single-engine aircraft, with a pilot and five passengers on board, was landing on runway 27 in a crosswind. While landing, the aircraft bounced and the pilot conducted a go-around. During the go-around, the aircraft?s undercarriage struck a fence and the right wing struck a tree....

Hard landing involving Kavanagh Balloon, VH-EUA, Yarra Glen, Victoria on 8 February 2018

During landing, the balloon bounced twice and landed hard. Seven people were taken to hospital, some with serious injuries....

Forced landing involving a Piper PA- 28, VH-SWV, near Camden Airport, NSW, on 20 April 2017

This forced landing highlights the value of practicing emergency procedures to be well-prepared for the real thing....

Fuel starvation and forced landing involving Piper PA-28, VH-BDB, 15 km WSW of Bankstown Airport, NSW, on 19 September 2017

Fuel mismanagement is an ongoing aviation safety concern. The ATSB?s report into the fuel starvation and forced landing of a Piper PA-28, VH-BDB near Bankstown Airport, NSW, on 19 September 2017, highlights the need for pilots to continue to educate themselves on effective fuel management to avoid fuel starvation or exhaustion....

Avoid the avoidable ? know your fuel

The ATSB is reminding pilots of the need to continue to educate themselves about the risks and controls involved in effective fuel management....