ATSB Investigates Tiger Moth Crash | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 06.24.15

Airborne 06.25.15

Airborne 06.26.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 06.24.15

Airborne 06.25.15

Airborne 06.26.15

Wed, Feb 01, 2012

ATSB Investigates Tiger Moth Crash

Process Slowed By Discovery Of Asbestos In Firewall

In an odd twist, investigators looking into the Friday crash of a vintage biplane in Australia had to halt their work Saturday because a 1930s safety feature designed into the plane was declared a hazard to humans in later decades.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports John Fisher and David Oxley, both members of the Maryborough Aero Club, were fatally injured when the Tiger Moth biplane they were flying (similar aircraft pictured) struck trees shortly after take-off at Maryborough. When ATSB personnel arrived Saturday, one of their first discoveries was that the plane's firewall contained asbestos. The naturally-occurring mineral, known for its ability to insulate against heat and sound, is now considered a hazardous material due to its role in causing certain cancers.

The Courier cites police sources in reporting witnesses saw the plane burst into flames in trees at the northern end of the runway about 1700 local time. It's not clear whether the fire preceded the impact with trees. ATSB is expected to require up to a year to prepare a report on probable cause.

FMI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Tiger_Moth

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 06.29.15: CRS-7 Launch Failure, Gone West: Steve O'Berg, FAA Overhaul

Also: OneWeb Launch Gig, Remove Cat Before Flight, Transport Canada, FAA Safety, UAVs v Whales, Wipline 10000, Helo $$$ Flying into space is a tough business and we are sorry to sa>[...]

Iraqi General Fatally Injured In F-16 Accident

Plane Went Down Last Week In Arizona During Training The government of Iraq has confirmed that Brig General Rafid Mohammed Hassan was fatally injured when the F-16 he was flying du>[...]

AD: Doswiadczalno- Produkcyjne Szybownictwa

AD NUMBER: 2015-13-03 PRODUCT: All Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne Szybownictwa 'PZL-Bielsko' Model SZD-50-3 'Puchacz' sailplanes.>[...]

AeroSports Update: EAA Chapters Chosen To Receive Wings

Five EAA Chapters Have Been Chosen To Receive Wings As Part Of The Give Flight Project At EAA AirVenture This Year This report is all about what EAA calls the Give Flight project t>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.30.15)

Aerospace Web Aerospaceweb.org is a non-profit site operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site is to provide educational information on a va>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC