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ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

Ben SandilandsJul 11, 201742 Comments

Somehow the ATSB has done a research report on the Mildura fog crisis of 2013 that doesn't mention the 737s didn't have to carry enough fuel to prevent it happening

Withheld MH370 data supports official claims of high speed impact

Withheld MH370 data supports official claims of high speed impact

Ben SandilandsJul 5, 20179 Comments

No doubt to the frustration of conspiracy theorists the missing signals from MH370 endorse the ATSB's most likely scenario for the jet's final moments

How Jetstar (and others) avoided a crash similar to Air France AF447

How Jetstar (and others) avoided a crash similar to Air France AF447

Ben SandilandsJul 2, 201712 Comments

After all the controversy over Air France AF447 a short ATSB report about a Jetstar incident shows how good safety cultures can avoid tragedy

Why did AirAsia X fly a crippled jet away from a nearby airport in WA yesterday?

Why did AirAsia X fly a crippled jet away from a nearby airport in WA yesterday?

Ben SandilandsJun 26, 201755 Comments

There are some deeply troubling questions to ask about this latest AirAsia X incident in Australian skies

MH370 may have lurched to the left in plunge to impact

MH370 may have lurched to the left in plunge to impact

Ben SandilandsJun 5, 20179 Comments

A key assumption about how MH370 behaved in its last moments isn't necessarily supported by the fine print in a Boeing manual

ATSB sounds alarm about certification blind spot in ATR turbo-prop

ATSB sounds alarm about certification blind spot in ATR turbo-prop

Ben SandilandsMay 5, 201716 Comments

More safety issues with the infamous Virgin Australia ATR 72 incidents of 2014 have emerged

Singapore Airlines cleared over Melbourne 777 tail strike incident

Singapore Airlines cleared over Melbourne 777 tail strike incident

Ben SandilandsApr 27, 201729 Comments

That much reported tail strike incident involving a SingaporeAir jet at MEL turns out to have been a case of exemplary piloting when things didn't go as planned

Chances of resumed MH370 search struggle to reach zero

Chances of resumed MH370 search struggle to reach zero

Ben SandilandsApr 26, 201715 Comments

At this moment efforts to revive the MH370 search have been choked by good intentions

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

Ben SandilandsApr 21, 201737 Comments

The ATSB has just published a CSIRO report that makes the political decision to suspend the MH370 search highly questionable

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201714 Comments

ATSB finds hitherto unknown dangerous part failure in REX flight that suddenly lost a prop

Qantas stick-shaker incident near Hong Kong rated 'serious'

Qantas stick-shaker incident near Hong Kong rated 'serious'

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201716 Comments

Approaches and landings at Hong Kong airport are often bumpy, but this one crossed a red line

No Mayday explanation from cockpit of Essendon crash plane

No Mayday explanation from cockpit of Essendon crash plane

Ben SandilandsMar 29, 201738 Comments

The causes of the Essendon disaster remain unresolved and the investigation has no cockpit voice or sound recordings to work on

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

Ben SandilandsMar 20, 201785 Comments

A SAAB 340 similar to the REX plane did lose a propeller in similar circumstances 26 years ago

ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne

ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne

Ben SandilandsMar 9, 201711 Comments

Nick Xenophon's allegations that air traffic management at Melbourne's two airports have put public safety at serious risk are supported by this scathing ATSB report

Three years on and five reasons why MH370 pilot didn’t do it

Three years on and five reasons why MH370 pilot didn’t do it

Ben SandilandsMar 4, 201712 Comments

It's far too easy, and rather silly, to blame MH370 on one or both pilots

Did Malaysia fighter jet chase flight MH370 after it went off course?

Did Malaysia fighter jet chase flight MH370 after it went off course?

Ben SandilandsMar 4, 20174 Comments

That graphic Malaysia showed to MH370 next-of-kin keeps reminding us that the authorities have a lot of explaining to do

SingaporeAir flew too close to mountains near Canberra last month

SingaporeAir flew too close to mountains near Canberra last month

Ben SandilandsMar 2, 201715 Comments

Singapore Airlines loses track of altitude near Canberra while the ATSB gets lost in its own backyard

GA peak body to conduct independent inquiry into Essendon DFO crash

GA peak body to conduct independent inquiry into Essendon DFO crash

Ben SandilandsFeb 23, 201723 Comments

AOPA is concerned official crash investigation might leave out safety issues arising from position of DFO shopping centre beside runway