Category: General Aviation
The report into the incident last year said balloon maker Kubicek Balloons made “incorrect assumptions” about a modification and didn’t then subsequently conduct the required test necessary to ensure it was safe.
Orbx, which was behind the massive overhaul of Australia in Flight Simulator 2020, created a detailed reconstruction of the airport’s layout as of May 2023, including photorealistic buildings, cars, streetlights, elevated roadways and interior modelling of departure lounges.
Revealed over the weekend as a standalone sequel to the 2020 release, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is slated to be available on Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Windows 10/11, and Steam.
NSW Deputy State Coroner Derek Lee reiterated the findings of an earlier ATSB report, but highlighted that carbon monoxide detection was not undertaken as part of the usual toxicological tests in a post mortem.
The fire, likely sparked by a fault in the landing gear electrical system that ignited fuel from the cabin heater supply line, filled the cabin with smoke that caused the pilot to lose control and collide with the ground.