Insights into how fatigue can contribute to incidents and accidents, and lessons to be learned from these events.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
Tail rotor strike of slung load involving a Eurocopter AS 350, VH-NPS - Glenbrook, NSW on 19 Dec 2015(external link)
Flight below minimum altitude involving an Avro 146, VH-NJW - near Granny Smith Airport, Western Australia on 23 Jun 2015(external link)
Landing gear overspeed involving a Saab 340B, VH-ZRJ - near Sydney Airport, NSW on 04 Dec 2014(external link)
Loss of separation assurance involving Airbus A330, 9V-STQ and Airbus A320, VH-VFH - near Tindal, NT on 24 Apr 2014(external link)
Pilot incapacitation involving a Cessna 210, VH-JMG - 56 km north of Sydney Airport, NSW, 01 Sep 2013(external link)
Descent below approach path involving Boeing 777, VH-VPF - Melbourne Airport, Victoria on 15 Aug 2013(external link)
Navigation event involving Embraer E170 VH-ANO - 232 km north-west of McArthur River Mine, NT on 10 Jan 2013(external link)
Icelandic Transportation Safety Board (ITSB)
Runway excursion during flight testing involving a Sukhoi RRJ-95B - Keflavik Airport, Iceland on 21 July 2013.
The final report determined the most probable cause of the accident to be flight crew fatigue; the crew exceeded flight duty times and suffered from the effects of prolonged wakefulness.
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
ASRS’s monthly safety newsletter CALLBACK presents excerpts from de-identified ASRS reports with supporting commentary in a “lessons learned” format. It also contains ASRS research studies and related aviation safety information. Issue 438 has several fatigue case studies.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
The NTSB’s Most Wanted List represents the NTSB's advocacy priorities. It is designed to increase awareness of, and support for, the most critical changes needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives. The 2016 list features the reduction of fatigue-related accidents as a top priority.