Latest Australian Transport Safety Bureau Stories
GATINEAU, QC, Dec.
A tired chief mate was responsible for a Chinese registered coal carrier ship that ran aground on the Douglas Shoal off the Queensland Coast, states the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in its investigation.
Text of report by News Corp-owned Australian general news daily Courier-Mail website on 8 October [by Peter Veness, Simon Jenkins and Jo Prichard] A computer glitch caused a Qantas [Airbus] jet to climb before nose-diving over Western Australia, injuring dozens of passengers [on 7 October], air safety investigators say.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines - Investigators found fragments that appear to bolster the theory that an oxygen tank exploded on a Qantas jet, forcing it to make a dramatic emergency landing with a car-sized hole in its fuselage, an official said today.
- a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.