Analysing the causes of aviation accidents and thinking about what we can do to manage hazards in the aviation system has always been at the heart of how we make safety improvements in the sector.
This page presents accidents and lessons learnt that are relevant to our current themes of interest.
Limitations of visual acquisition and the significant additional alerting time provided by ADS-B IN displays. Includes a video.
ATSB website: Visibility study highlights how ADS-B IN can assist pilots to better identify potential traffic conflicts(external link)
The value of risk assessments for helicopter operations and pilot upper torso restraints.
ATSB website: Investigation AO-2018-031(external link)
Threat and error management: flight crew should adhere to sterile cockpit procedures and communicate threats and errors clearly to optimise their performance in the higher risk phases of flight.
ATSB website: Investigation AO-2014-032(external link)
Helicopter sling load operational risks management: Excessive speed, un-ballasted sling, insufficient checking of the load.
BEA website: Interference of the sling with the tail boom and the tail rotor, emergency landing(external link)
Flight planning and fuel management.
AOPA website: Accident Case Study: Faulty Assumptions(external link)
Radio communications and decision making in a complex environment.
AOPA website: Accident Case Study: Traffic Pattern Tragedy(external link)