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Jetstar engine catches fire during take-off after screwdriver tip left in engine

An ATSB investigation has revealed that the pesky little tool was in the plane’s engine for more than 100 flights.

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Mayday incident leaves Qantas crew “incapacitated” and “gasping for air”

Aviation safety authorities have revealed shocking details of an emergency incident that left the aircraft’s captain “gasping for air”.

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ATSB launches investigation after loss of separation between Virgin and United jets

Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau is currently gathering evidence on yet another serious loss of separation incident.

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ATSB investigates trainee air traffic controller after Qantas planes’ near miss

by Christian Fleetwood

The actions of a trainee air traffic controller are under investigation by Australia’s transport authority, after two Qantas planes came dangerously close to each other.

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Transport Safety Bureau calls for review at Aussie airport following runway incident

It appears there is a dodgy runway amongst Australia’s airports, with the Transport Safety Bureau calling for a review.

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Investigation underway after Jetstar plane suffers engine problems

by Huntley Mitchell

Abnormal engine behaviour has been added to the list of Jetstar’s woes this week, after suffering an IT issue just yesterday.

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Study: Fatigued pilots don’t feel comfortable taking time off

by Huntley Mitchell

Staff at Travel Weekly have created sleep pods under their desks to beat fatigue, which all include a blankie and a Baby Bunting mobile.

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Investigation finds Jetstar’s boarding system to blame for passenger overloading

by Huntley Mitchell

Travel Weekly is leading an investigation of its own into who stole the office stapler and, more importantly, who drank the last two bottles of wine in the staff fridge.

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Virgin under investigation after flight’s engines ‘flame out’ during landing

Similarly, we’re experiencing our own type of flame out after consuming three double espressos. We’ll be passed out in the corner if you need us.

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Pilot error to blame for Melbourne DFO plane crash: ATSB

by Ali Coulton

The aviation safety authority has released its final report on a charter plane which crashed into a DFO shopping centre last year killing five people.

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Qantas flight reviewed after depressurisation

A Qantas flight is being investigated after it lowered 20,000ft on Wednesday, forcing crew onboard to use oxygen masks.

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Aussie official rejects MH370 theory that pilot was conscious

An ATBS official has said evidence from pieces of the wreckage don’t support recent theories of a “controlled ditching”.

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