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.
The ATSB has released the results of its two-year investigation into an AW139 that nearly crashed searching for a fishing vessel at night and in bushfire-affected conditions.
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.