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Reopened Pel-Air inquiry could be on slippery slope to ruin

Reopened Pel-Air inquiry could be on slippery slope to ruin

Ben Sandilands December 20, 2014 19 Comments

There is rising concern in the aviation sector that the Pel-Air accident investigation re-opening may, like some other recent reforms, be on a slippery slope leading to Australia losing its status, as well as its reputation, in matters of air safety administration.

Pel-Air: Why this small jet crash is back before the Senate

Ben Sandilands February 14, 2013

This may seem like a lot of Senate action over a small jet crash in which nobody died. It is really about what sort of Australia we want to live in, as well as whether we have air safety bodies that are fair, honest and competent

Criminal action possibility raised in Pel-Air hearing

Ben Sandilands October 22, 2012

Criminal action raised as possibility against ATSB chief investigator in Pel-Air inquiry as experts shred credibility of air safety authority

Pel-Air pilot calls for withdrawal of ATSB accident report

Ben Sandilands October 22, 2012

Very serious matters are being heard in closed session by the Senate inquiry into the Pel-Air crash but on the public record the pilot has called for the ATSB report to be withdrawn

CASA changes fuel rules as Pel-Air crash report draws nearer

CASA changes fuel rules as Pel-Air crash report draws nearer

Ben Sandilands July 15, 2010 2 Comments

The air safety regulator, CASA, has proposed fuel rule changes which would have outlawed the conduct of the Pel-Air aerial ambulance flight that ditched into the sea near Norfolk Island last November 18. This is a sign that the final ATSB report into the crash is getting closer, because the implementation of safety actions arising […]

ATSB report makes Pel-Air, its pilot and CASA  look like fools

ATSB report makes Pel-Air, its pilot and CASA look like fools

Ben Sandilands January 13, 2010 18 Comments

It is made graphically clear by the ATSB interim report into the November 18 ditching of a Pel-Air Westwind jet off Norfolk Island that the six people on board variously rushed or struggled for their lives. Some of the hatches were quickly underwater, one person reports swimming upwards to reach the surface of the sea, […]