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UPDATED: Aircraft ditching highlights the need for good flight planning and monitoring

UPDATED: Aircraft ditching highlights the need for good flight planning and monitoring | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The ATSB has released its investigation report into the 18 November 2009 ditching of an Israel Aircraft Industries Westwind 1124A that occurred off Norfolk Island. The report found that the need to ditch the aircraft arose from incomplete pre-flight and en route planning and the failure to assess that a safe landing could not be assured before it was too late to divert. The investigation also confirmed the benefit of clear in-flight weather decision making guidance and its timely application by pilots in command.

 

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An aviation commentator is calling Australia's two air safety bodies a threat to public safety, in the wake of last night's Four Corners program on a plane crash near Norfolk Island. All six people on board survived the crash, but Four Corners revealed that a private regulator's report found that officials knew of poor practices at the airline before the incident.That contradicts the official explanation of pilot error. Now a pilot's group wants the air safety regulator, CASA, to re-investigate the company Pel-Air.

 

See the full report on this article here: http://bit.ly/O8na4q

See the full "Four Corners: Crash landing" ... Program (transcript and other links) here: http://bit.ly/Tdu8Gb

 

(Thank you to Graham Dent for this update lead)

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Creating designs 'fit' for people @ CQUniversity, Australia

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Section of Hotel Road closed following train crash

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Buddy Holly plane crash may be re-examined

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Human Error Key Reason for Chopper Crashes

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Mock accident shows pitfalls of taking chances with safety equipment

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Official ATSB MH370 information site

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All the current information relating to the search for MH370 from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Very interesting search maps and images from underwater. When/If the wreckage of MH370 is found, investigators will hopefully be able to work out what happened to this Boeing 777. It is important to the wider aviation community as many airlines operate B777 aircraft and if there is a flaw, carriers must be able to put procedures in place to prevent other incidents from occurring.

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Senior Boeing 777 captain Simon Hardy reveals a ‘credible’ theory of where the plane landed

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Investigation: RO-2014-017 - Collision between freight train 7MD3 and road vehicle at Katherine, NT, on 12 October 2014

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Aviation, Rail and Marine accident and incident investigations. ATSB investigations seek to identify safety issues and encourage safety action to reduce the risk of future accidents and incidents.
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James Barnett's curator insight, March 23, 6:45 PM

This report summary is a good example of accident investigation in the real world. Investigations are not just undertaken into high profile, fatal accidents. The above incident demonstrates that investigations are carried out into all types of transport occurrences. I would imagine that the bulk workload of an investigator would be into incidents such as the example above.

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Germanwings plane crash: What we know

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The question then becomes - what can we do???

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