The ATSB has also revealed a pilot who flew the aircraft days before the accident reported feeling unusual vibrations through the tail rotor pedals.
A social media post and text message sent by a passenger on a Cessna 404 Titan that subsequently crashed reveals the first attempt at landing was aborted because heavy rain made it impossible to see the runway.
The pilot of a Robinson R22 died because he was flying “unnecessarily” low before encountering strong winds that caused him to crash into mountain ranges east of Alice Springs.
The number of incidents involving ‘near encounters’ between remotely piloted and manned aircraft has doubled in three years, Australian Aviation can reveal.
The ATSB has been unable to find out what caused a Cessna 172 to crash into a Melbourne residential street, killing its pilot, despite a two-year investigation.
A firefighting crew have credited their training for enabling them to swim to safety through fuel contaminated water when their Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane crashed into a dam.