A Virgin Australia Boeing 737 suffered a tailstrike on takeoff from Auckland after a reduction in headwind resulted in a drop in airspeed, an Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigation has found.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says engine manufacturer General Electric and Regional Express (Rex) have changed inspection procedures and after fatigue cracking led to the loss of a propeller on a flight from Albury to Sydney in 2017.
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The pilot of a Beechcraft B200 Super King Air that crashed shortly after takeoff had the rudder trim in a wrong position at takeoff, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau says.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has issued a safety notice after a Malaysia Airlines A330-300 took off from Brisbane with its three pitot probe covers still on.
A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 came within five metres of leaving the runway after landing at Christchurch Airport because pilots did not configure the aircraft properly for a wet arrival, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says.