Latest Australian Transport Safety Bureau Stories

2011-04-14 10:40:00

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.

2008-10-08 06:00:27

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.

2008-07-29 21:00:00

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.

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