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ATSB action against Transair for failing to report safety incidents
Last updated: 20 December 2014

published: 20 APR 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The Austrlian ATSB is reviewing scope for possible action against Transair. ATSB uncovered that Transair failed to report 7 immediately reportable matters (IRMs) as well as more routine matters. They include a gear failure on departure from Bamaga, a burning smell near Inverell, and a problem with flaps leading to a flapless takeoff and flight issues from Gunnedah to Sydney. According to the TSI Act, failure to make a written report of IRMs by a company (ie Lessbrook Pty Ltd trading as Transair) within 72 hours carries a maximum penalty of up to 300 penalty units or AU$33,000. The ATSB action is unrelated to the Transair accident in 2005. (ATSB)

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