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12-years on from Lockhart River

We must never lose sight of the matters surrounding Lockhart River.

A complacent and defective regulator – #casa; A poor and incompetent investigator – #atsb; Uncovered facts from the crash; Refusal by the regulator to provide information in a fair and unfettered manner; An aircraft [VH-TFU] that was not suitable to be used as a […]

Lockhart River Documents

A. Coroner

coroner-cif-lockhart-river-aircrash-20070817

B. ATSB

Preliminary report: atsb-aair200501977_prelim

First Report: atsb-aair200501977

Second report: atsb-final-report-aair200501977

Appendices: lr-atsb-fin-rpt-app-4-4-07

Non precision approaches: atsb-gnss-npa-report-ai2007010

Instrument approaches: atsb-aair200501977_ifr2_001

RNAV Approaches: atsb-20050342_rnav_12-06

GPS- Navigation equipment: lhr-atsb-report-gps-annunciator

Global Nabigation: lhr-gn01-130

C. Senate

2008 Senate report: senate-report-lhr-september-2008

D. Other Documents

CASA Legal on CAO 28: c2016c01097 page08-11

 

 

 

 

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Lockhart River – Shane Urquhart talks to ABC 612 in Brisbane

Lockhart River – Shane Urquhart talks to ABC 612 in Brisbane

Tonight Shane Urquhart spoke to ABC-612 Brisbane tonight. He has allowed us to post this voice record of the interview on Evenings with David Curnow 7:00pm

This is a very moving summary surrounding the Lockhart River crash.

Double click on the link below to […]

Lockhart River 10 years on

The tragedy that is Lockhart River still has serious doubts around the event, the sadness continues, with it being nearly 8 years before there was insurance payouts – look at the case with Karen Casey [6-years] and still “..not done…”.

The sadness continues and we must remember Shane Urqhart, his work in exposing the problems […]

Lockhart River

Lockhart River – posts on pprune

29th Apr 2014, 22:35 #1 (permalink) Paragraph377 Join Date: Oct 2013 Location: New Zealand Age: 62 Posts: 258 Lockhart River May 7, 2005….9 years ago The ninth anniversary of the Transair crash at Lockhart River at 11:44 am, May 7 2005, is almost upon us. Now is a […]

Cairns to Canberra group find new evidence on Lockhart River

During their trip, the Cairns to Canberra group found new evidence on Lockhart River disaster. This is an important step forward in working out what really happened in the time leading up to the crash and whether material was not available to the Coroner and subsequent Senate hearing.

This presence of new evidence was revealed […]

Lockhart River May 7, 2005….9 years ago – Minister Truss – remember

The following was published on pprune today:

29th Apr 2014, 20:35 #1 (permalink) Paragraph377 Join Date: Oct 2013 Location: New Zealand Age: 61 Posts: 215 Lockhart River May 7, 2005….9 years ago The ninth anniversary of the Transair crash at Lockhart River at 11:44 am, May 7 2005, is almost upon us. Now is a […]

ATSB and AAAA post to ASRR – Relevance to Lockhart River/ PelAir???

The following from the AAAA submission to the ASRR [Aviation Safety Regulatory Review] panel and Mr. David Forsyth:

ATSB

(The) AAAA still has some concerns with the lack of competence/expertise/experience of some investigators, especially when confronted with an aerial application accident. In particular, AAAA expressed strong concerns to ATSB management with previous attempts during investigations […]

2005 – Lockhart River [LHR] Metro

This Inquiry occurred after the ATSB Inquiry, which left as many answers as questions. The Insurance payments were still being finalised in late September 2011 and during 2012.

The Coroners Inquiry [Coroner Barnes assisted by Ian Harvey], raised a range of issues where the regulator [CASA] was deficient in it’s surveillance of TransAir. Issues of […]

2005 – Lockhart River

The latest Shane Urqhart questions and answers:

These follow the Hemple coronial in Brisbane ___________________________________________________________________________________

Lockhart River – Unanswered questions on notice 2007 in Senate

[Hansard: No. 166—20 September 2007 103}

Notice given 14 June 2007

Question 3274 Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to […]

Lockhart River

Lockhart River – Unanswered questions on notice 2007 in Senate

Question 3275 Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—With reference to the investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau of the fatal crash of the aircraft VH-TFU at Lockhart River in May 2005:

(a) is the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) aware that some […]

Angel Flight – Senate Inquiry

The current inquiry by the Senate follows the loss of Don Kendall in the first Angel flight crash in August 2011 and the subsequent Mt. Gambier accident.

The inquiry is looking at whether or if there is a basis for the #atsb report and the findings.

We note that this is not the first #atsb […]

Judicial Inquiry into CA$A called for by LNP Queensland Conference

On the floor of the 2017 LNP [Liberal National Party] Queensland on Sunday 16th July 2016, the following motion was placed and carried “……on the show of hands….”.

That this Convention of the LNP:

Calls upon the Federal Coalition to review recent air crash incidents and other matters, particularly in rural areas, with a view […]

The Carmody caper continues – appointed DAS today

This is one of the worst appointments that could be made to a Government Quango.

Here is the fiddler, while Rome [#aviation] burns. A person who has shown in an acting role that he is not fit for purpose.

When in #casa, prior to his movement via a series of Government departments, then the Minister’s […]

Do other #aviation Investigators direct the regulator?

Do other #aviation Investigators direct the regulator? is a reasonable question.

This is particularly after the REX loss of propeller incident last week and the #Mildura incident – almost four years ago [when two 737 aircraft ended up at Mildura due to incorrect data being fed to the weather provider and the lack of information […]

January missive by a/g ceo carmody – No progress

January missive by a/g ceo carmody

What a slap in the face to #aviation.

Skidmore never understood #aviation and the need to #saveGA., much less Mccormick.

The current #casa Board are allowing Carmody to run riot with the assistance, as Dick Smith points out, a group of incompetents.

#pelair, #colmarbrunton, Lockhart River and now the […]

#mh370 and #pelair insurance issues surface

The #pelair and #mh370 insurance have some similarities, as with the earlier Lockhart River where slow or devious payments occur with operators [and insurers] trying to limit liability.

Karen Casey has been appealed in the supreme court in NSW during November 2016.

No outcome until February 2017 [8 1/4 years later].

The #mh370 issue […]

2016 review in brief – Abysmal #casa, #atsb, #asa performance

2016 saw a large number of changes in #aviation, but little to give hope for the future where we can #saveGA.

Some of the #aviation highlights/ lowlights are below, which lead to a very low score for the 2016 year.

Over 480 #aviation people turn up to protest issues to DPM Joyce and Minister Chester […]

Shane Carmody – Who is he?

Who is Shane Carmody, now installed as Acting CEO #casa??

In 2008, Shane Urqhart wrote a submission to the Lockhart River inquiry. He is very critical of #casa’s role in that disaster.

He says in part, that he had serious concerns in the following areas:

The behaviour of senior CASA officers in the RRAT Senate […]

CASA demonstrate siege mentality

In the last few weeks, since the publication of the Jabiru article in the Australian on 29th July 2016, #casa are attempting to “…pervert a reasonable safety case…” by their actions. In the case of Jabiru, Jonathon Aleck refuses to allow the removal of restrictions on Jabiru to go, saying:

“Our concerns were real and […]

#casa and the Skidmore missive for November

Time to come to grips with the real situation with aviation.

Here is a submission to the current Colmar Button survey:

Reply to “Colmar Button” survey 25th November 2015

casa is not listening.

I have been to three recent meetings [with casa people], not only did casa have the information incorrect, casa are coming for […]

Is #casa emulating the improper NSW ICAC actions??

In NSW, the ICAC [NSW’s corruption watchdog] investigations have directed at evidence gathering with the Cuneen case, which showed improper collection and clear falsification of video evidence in the collection of a phone from Cuneen. This progressed to the High Court, with serious doubts being raised about evidence gathering.

The latest revelations go even further […]

#casa fails to provide statistics

#casa has a dreadful record with FOI [Freedom of Information] requests and this continues with work that it chages a fee for the privilidge of the requester for a lengthy wait.Even with the statistics below, where #casa is attempting to mislead the industry in it’s alleged reporting standards, not one area has a reported “Average […]

Aviation in Australia – Prior December 2015

Aviation in Australia – Prior December 2015

December 2015:

18th December 2015: Jack Pantovic and the AAT

18th December 2015: Project Eureka and AOPA Australia

14th December 2015: Monthly Missive

9th December 2015: Pilot’s Bill of Rights passes Senate

7th December 2015: Launceston TAS action against RAus pilot by #casa

1st December 2015: Alice […]

#casa and the FOI [Freedom of Information] process

#casa and the FOI [Freedom of Information] process

I picked this up from #pprune, which is a reminder of the FOI process and the traps set for us, which result in no FOI being “granted”.

Certainly not a transparent process.

 

5th Jun 2012, 13:51 #1 (permalink) Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than […]

#ASA now refusing to answer questions by The Australian

#ASA now refusing to answer questions by The Australian

Questions, which are a proper part of the transference of information and cooperation that should exist in aviation. This cooperation must exist in order that a joint improvement is made to aviation, rather than one-sided approaches.

The Airservices media unit refused to provide any information or […]

VIPA has more to say in escalating war between users and providers

VIPA has more to say in escalating war between users and providers

The escalating row is continuing between #ASA and user groups, with the Virgin Pilot’s group the latest to weigh into the argument.

VIPA [Virgin Independ­ent Pilots Association], mounted a very carefully worded submission to David Forsyth’s ASRR, which was followed by support for […]

Airservices [#ASA] Angus Houston fires up “a discrepancy”

Airservices [#ASA] Angus Houston fires up “a discrepancy”

The blame game continues, when the “Quango’s” do not want to be caught out in what they say and what gives a truly effective and ultimately safe outcome for aviation.

The recent articles in the Australian take us to the long-term concerns of Dick Smith, which in […]

Jeff Boyd assumes control over #CASA

Jeff Boyd assumes control over #CASA

At long last, a major step forward to properly start and correct the wobbly flight path of #CASA and #ASA [AirServices] has commenced as Jeff Boyd takes control of the #CASA Board and starts to give proper direction to #CASA over serious air-space issues.

The partial spark is certainly […]

Safety case for AirServices [#ASA] removal of NDB’s missing

Safety case for AirServices [#ASA] removal of NDB’s missing

Air Services, after the recent drubbing in the October 2014 Senate estimates, where a Board decision on removal of the Approach facility at Adelaide airport was made before a safety case was undertaken, demonstrates how out of touch ASA is with the aviation community.

There is […]